Did a hostile work environment cause a nurse to resign? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889
A nurse reader quit her job after her nurse manager accused her of more than 20 missteps in patient care. The nurse manager also informed the CNO of these accusations. Although she wasn’t fired, the nurse resigned because of what she described as a “hostile work environment.” She wondered if she had any legal grounds to pursue that claim.
Several federal court cases decided since 1971 have created a definition of a hostile work environment. Because Title VII prohibits discrimination with regard to terms, conditions and privileges of employment when exercised against protected groups (race, gender, religion, color or creed), any work environment that does so may be a hostile work environment.