At Rager Law Firm we have been successfully prosecuting Kaiser Permanente on behalf of its employees for over 15 years. Rager has successfully litigated countless of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases against Kaiser Permanente and its affiliates. He has represented Kaiser Permanente physicians, nurses, and administrators in all types of cases asserting claims for EEOC, FEHA, and DFEH Violations, along with Violations of Health and Safety Code section 1278.5 and Business and Professions Code section 2056.
After having obtained a number of multi-million dollar trial verdicts against Kaiser Permanente, and handled complex cases involving affiliate entities such as Southern California Permanente Medical Group, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., The Permanente Federation, LLC., and many others, he guarantees satisfaction and the successful outcome of your Kaiser Permanente case.
Types of Kaiser Permanente Employee Lawsuits in Los Angeles
There are various reasons why employees of Kaiser Permanente in a Los Angeles area may need to file a lawsuit against the company. Throughout the company’s more than 70-year history, there have been many complaints of employment law violations. This includes the following:
Discrimination: Any employer in California, including Kaiser Permanente, found guilty of discriminating against an employee could be held accountable for their actions. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act state that it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against any employee based on their:
Military and veteran status
Wrongful termination: There have been various wrongful termination claims made against Kaiser Permanente, and these auctions revolve around employees who have lost their jobs due to the discrimination listed above, retaliation for complaining about workplace conditions or reporting patient care violations, reporting violations of law, refusing to commit illegal acts, and unlawful disciplinary policy actions.
Retaliation for reporting unsafe conditions: Any worker in the health care industry must be able to voice concerns about the safety of patients as well as the safety of employees. There are various California laws in place to protect workers who raise concerns about health care industry conditions. Particularly, the following laws apply in these situations:
California Health & Safety Code Section 1278.5. This is in place to protect health care workers from being retaliated against for complaining about suspected unsafe patient care conditions.
California Business & Professions Code Section 510. This law focuses on protecting licensed health care workers, including nurses, from being retaliated against for raising concerns about inadequate patient care.
California Business & Professions Code Section 2056. This law specifically protects doctors and surgeons from retaliation from their employers after complaining about inadequate patient care.
Why is there a Focus on Kaiser Permanente?
When it comes to employee discrimination, no single employer is ever singled out. However, Kaiser Permanente has continuously demonstrated that they violate employee rights. Workers with Kaiser Permanente should not have to worry about being subjected to unfair working conditions or unfair treatment by the employer. This includes unfair treatment by Kaiser Permanente or any of their associated affiliates:
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG)
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG)
Kaiser Permanente is a large organization and a major employer of people in and around the Los Angeles area. At the Rager Law Offices, we have a thorough understanding of the structure of this organization, their arbitration clauses, and union issues that Kaiser Permanente employees face.
FILING A CLAIM AGAINST KAISER PERMANENTE
Employees who wish to sue Kaiser will have to follow their complex arbitration process. The Office of the Independent Administrator arbitrates these claims. Actions against Kaiser demand experience and extensive knowledge of their structure, clauses, arbitration, and their system as a whole. Sometimes they use tactics to wrongfully terminate their employees such as plans for performance improvement, compliance with HIPAA, etc. In order to successfully litigate these time-consuming cases, the attorney must have in-depth knowledge of Kaiser’s discipline policies, and Kaiser’s code of conduct.
Although the process doesn’t involve a jury trial, an attorney can be very beneficial in these legal scenarios. Kaiser Permanente employment suits are very complex and only a well-versed attorney can understand the legal protocols involved. If you are a Kaiser Permanente employee seeking justice, your best choice is to hire an experiencedLos Angeles employment attorney who will be by your side and will fully protect your rights.
Kaiser termination cases can be very difficult and most of the reasons for terminating a Kaiser employee are actually unlawful. This is why you need a Los Angeles employment attorney who will carefully gather all the crucial evidence, including:
If the unproven violation actually happened.
If other employees in similar situations were disciplined accordingly.
If the manager implied he or she was unhappy with the employee taking time off or filing a workers’ compensation claim.
If other employees had been terminated in the past for similar reasons.
FIND PROTECTION AGAINST KAISER’S RETALIATION
Healthcare professionals in California can find protection against retaliation caused by complaints about safety issues or patient care by contacting the following agencies:
California Health & Safety Code Section 1278.5 – Here, healthcare workers will find protection against retaliation due to unsafe patient care conditions.
California Business & Professions Code Section 510 – It protects licensed health care workers who suffer retaliation due to complaints about poor patient care.
California Business & Professions Code Section 2056 – It also protects physicians and surgeons who have been terminated, discriminated against, or retaliated against for protecting patient safety and adequate healthcare.
If you have been wrongfully terminated or are being retaliated against by Kaiser Permanente, contact Rager Law Firm today to schedule your initial case evaluation. Jeffrey Rager is dedicated to protecting the rights of Kaiser healthcare workers in Los Angelesand the surrounding areas.
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