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Wrongful Termination in the Age of Social Media

Posted On: January 14, 2016 under
Almost since their inception, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have been places where people go to blow off steam about work and to discuss their jobs, their coworkers, and their employers. As employers have become more aware of the discussions and information posted online,..
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Tennessee Nursing Home Cannot Admit New Patients Due to Multiple Violations

Posted On: January 5, 2016 under
In a dramatic step taken by the state health commissioner, the John M. Reed Health and Rehabilitation facility in Limestone, TN was ordered not to admit new residents as of December 3rd, 2015. The facility was also fined $4,000 due to its negligence in caring for its..
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Failure to Investigate Patient Abuse in a Timely Manner Hampers Care in Tennessee

Posted On: November 24, 2015 under
A shocking, disheartening new report out from the Tennessee State Comptroller’s Office details the multiple failures of the Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities in investigating nursing home, long-term care facility, and hospital complaints in a reasonable timeframe. Not only are investigations taking much too long..
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Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Results in Settlement for Interim CEO

Posted On: November 17, 2015 under
A $25 million wrongful termination lawsuit filed over two years ago against Erlanger Health System has just settled for $900,000. Former interim CEO Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson alleged that she experienced threats, computer hacking, and racial discrimination during her time as interim CEO at Erlanger, and that these factors..
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Car Accidents Caused by Animals Increasing in Fall

Posted On: November 13, 2015 under
All across the eastern part of Tennessee, people are experiencing an increase in car accidents due to wandering wildlife. Late fall is the time of year when animals including deer and bears typically move around more, searching for food. This can contribute to hazardous conditions on the..
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Shelby County’s New Grant Funds Fight Against Drunk Driving

Posted On: November 9, 2015 under
presented by: Gary Massey Shelby County, TN, was recently the lucky recipient of almost $1 million from the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to fund its work against drunk driving. The money is earmarked in part for covering the costs of prosecuting DUI offenders, including the overtime..
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Tennessee County Pilots Program Urging More People to Buckle Up

Posted On: November 5, 2015 under
Hawkins County, TN, has the dubious distinction of being an area of the state in which fatal car accidents have increased recently. It’s due to a factor that’s deceptively difficult to combat: lack of seatbelt use. The fateful decision not to buckle up has cost many people..
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Distracted Driving Leads to Runner’s Death

Posted On: November 1, 2015 under
It has happened to all of us at some point: as we’re driving, something pulls our attention away from where it should be and we end up focused on something other than the road. Most of the time we refocus before any harm is done because we..
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Nurse Wins Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Posted On: October 28, 2015 under
presented by: Gary Massey Linda Boly of Portland, OR, had been a nurse at the same hospital for 34 years with an almost perfect work record when she was abruptly fired in June of 2013 for poor job performance. Her employer, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, claimed..
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The Many Preventable Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted On: October 20, 2015 under
presented by: Gary Massey According to numbers gathered by the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2013 there were approximately 424,000 people hurt in crashes caused by distracted driving. Per the website Distraction.gov (the U.S. government website devoted to fighting the distracted driving epidemic), there were also 3,154..
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