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Court Finds Employer Had Legitimate Reason to Fire Nurse Who Complained of Discrimination

Associate Nicole Rivers was quoted in a SHRM article providing insights on workplace behavior policies in the context of a recent case where an Alabama nurse lost a racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against Crestwood Healthcare.

Nicole said, “[It’s important for HR professionals] to document everything and ensure that employees understand that they should come forward when they feel that there might be a policy violation. While one instance, taken by itself, may not seem problematic, a history of similar conduct may reach the level of discipline, and the company needs that prior documentation to piece together that history.”