Employees Fired after Informing Others about Tuberculosis Exposure Will be Compensated
June 21, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System
The dismissal of three employees who had raised awareness about their facility's failure to adequately respond to a tuberculosis exposure was unwarranted, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on June 19, 2017. According to OSHA, the Hartford, Connecticut, facility failed to adequately respond to a tuberculosis exposure in December 2011. Its senior vice president for operations, director of nursing, and coordinator of its Healthy Start program took steps to raise awareness among employees, management, and the public about the exposure. This included cooperating with investigators.