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You Don’t Need to Be Facing a Lawsuit to Be on the ‘Wall of Shame’

January 20, 2020

Via: HR Hero

All businesses would do well to remember that it doesn’t take a lawsuit to cause a problem. In fact, an unflattering headline can be just as bad.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine recently learned that lesson the hard way.

Shameful Behavior

When a St. Mary’s employee—who had also been treated at the hospital—returned from a leave of absence in 2016, she noticed her coworkers were treating her differently than they had before. The employee, who has a disability, eventually learned several of her coworkers had looked at her private medical records. She also discovered her coworkers had created a collage of patient records on the inside of a cabinet door known informally as the “wall of shame.”

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