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Healthcare Update, No. 4, November 2012: Hospital Receptionist Harassed By Patient – EEOC Sues

by Fisher Phillips on

Today, most healthcare employers are sensitive to issues of workplace harassment, although the focus of that sensitivity is usually upon issues involving co-worker to co-worker and supervisor to subordinate conduct. It is...more

Revolution in Disputes Between Hospitals and Their Physicians?

by Nossaman LLP on

Originally published in the Daily Journal on August 24, 2012. A new decision of the state Court of Appeal last week may change the way disputes between hospitals and their privileged physicians will play out. In Fahlen...more

More Big Pharma Companies Cough Up Big Dollars in DOJ Settlements

by Ifrah PLLC on

The parade of major drug companies coughing up nine-digit or ten-digit dollar amounts in settlements with the U.S. government is continuing. GlaxoSmithKline recently broke a record by agreeing to pay the federal...more

La responsabilità' professionale dello psichiatra

by Flavio Stella on

La responsabilita' professionale dello psichiatra non si differenzia da quella degli altri medici....more

EEOC: Hospital Cannot Refuse to Hire "Latex Glove Allergic" Employees

by Jackson Walker on

Just when you thought you had heard it all when it comes to discrimination claims, it has been recently reported that a California hospital system settled a discrimination suit involving their refusal to hire workers who were...more

Payment Matters: HHS Office of Civil Rights Levies First Civil Money Penalty for Violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule - $4.3...

by Baker Donelson on

Cignet Health Center (Cignet), a provider of physician, imaging, and laboratory services, was recently ordered to pay $4.3 million as a Civil Money Penalty (CMP) for its failure to comply with the HIPAA privacy rule and its...more

Blanket Policies Can Increase Your Risk of A Class Action Lawsuit

by Fisher Phillips on

Generally, employees have not been successful in trying to bring class actions under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The reason is that – unlike Title VII or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act – it's not...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - February 10, 2010

by Fenwick & West LLP on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Account Executives Not Exempt Administrators Under California Law *No “Grossly Inflated” Attorneys’ Fees on $11,500 Retaliation Verdict *News Bites ..Arbitration Agreement with Discovery Limitation...more

PAUL HEALY (A MINOR) SUING BY HIS MOTHER AND NEXT FRIEND, MICHELLE HEALY –v - THE HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE AND ROBERT FITZSIMONS

Irish Medical Negligence Judgement - PAUL HEALY (A MINOR) SUING BY HIS MOTHER AND NEXT FRIEND, MICHELLE HEALY –v - THE HEALTH...

In these proceedings, it was claimed on his behalf that he suffered serious personal injuries a short time after his birth by reason of negligence and breach of duty on the part of the defendants. He sought damages from the...more

New Federal Law Regulates Collection and Use of Genetic Information by Employers and Group Health Plans

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On May 21, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA” or the “Act”).[1] GINA prohibits employers and group health plans from discriminating on the basis of “genetic...more

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