Carlton Hilson Featured in Healthcare Risk Management on Past Employee Behavior Issues
In an article published in the April 2017 issue of Healthcare Risk Management, Birmingham attorney Carlton Hilson provides guidance on whether healthcare employers should address a former employee's behavior and the risks associated with commenting on it. The article explains that healthcare employers in most states have reporting obligations regarding misconduct by certain employee classes. Hilson says that providing negative information about a past employee also can lead to litigation unrelated to claims of defamation. "It might be discrimination of some sort or other allegations that the employer mistreated him or her in a way that is actionable," he says. "They may have left the hospital with no animosity, and the negative employment review might not be anything they can prevail on in court, but they're looking for a way to get back at the hospital."
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