Disciplined for refusing to harm client??? Started by amy22581 , Jan 13 2014 08:16 PM Please log in to reply 5 replies to this topic Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:16 PM Hi all, in MO here... A few days ago I was directed by a supervisor to give insulin to a client experiencing hypoglycemia. I refused, per his doctor order to treat the hypoglycemia and didn't want to risk coma or death. I reported this incident and was pulled away from working with clients. An investigation was started but today I watched another staff administer the insulin while the client had hypoglycemia, again at supervisor directive. Apparently a company nurse is directing this against doctor orders and supervisors are following. Since they are continuing to put the client at risk and ignore doctors orders, I hotlined them. They are not aware yet, but knew it was a possiblity of my discovery.
I recieved noticed that I need to meet with HR in the AM. I assume I'm getting fired or disciplined (again). If that is the case...do I have any defense? Can I sue for wrongful termination? Can I claim unemployment for the same reason? If I am only disciplined, then what?
I'm in utter shock that they are risking a client's health and life so willingly. It's all documented so workers compensation attorney there is no escaping. My complaint was via company email. A doctor will testify that this is against orders and does put the client at risk. The tests and medication doses in violation are all logged as well. I'm very confused. Any experience/advice?