As a whistleblower, you think you are doing the right thing. Unfortunately, there could come a time in the near future when you realize that you are living in fear.
Nurses are an important part of the medical industry. They work in hospitals, doctor's offices, schools and many other locations. No matter how well he or she performs his or her duties, a nurse can still face a hearing regarding his or her professional license. Here are some reasons why a nurse can lose a license in Minnesota:
Nursing can be a very stressful and hazardous profession. Every day, you might have to make a decision that could mean life or death to a patient. The "what ifs" that exist in the nursing profession are limitless and even a simple mistake could have dire consequences, which, in turn, could lead to the possible loss of your nursing license. This is where risk management comes in.
Minnesota's Supreme Court recently committed itself to addressing invasion of privacy matters, especially in the workplace. What's come of this is renewed interest in employee rights as it relates to employer's responsibility to respect their boundaries, even when they're on work premises. More specifically, it's left many asking whether it's lawful for employers to search employee computers and desks, tap their phones or voice concerns about personal choices.