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Can I be denied unemployment if I was terminated from my job becasue of hippa violation

by Denise Davis
(Baltimore,Maryland)

I wanted to know if I can be denied unemployment if I was terminated from my job because a patient stated that I violated the hippa.



Hi Denise,

Yes, you can be denied for violating HIPPA. It is a violation that can or at least has the potential to "cause harm to the employer's interests".

But if you appeal, the employer will be required to sustain their burden and prove you violated it.

And if you didn't violate it you should be aggressive in proving the employer wrong.

A lawyer at this kind of hearing would probably come in handy.

If what you say is correct .. firing you based upon just what a patient said .. seems a little weak by itself to me .. I would think an investigation would have been in order first before the decision to terminate.



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