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Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Hospital Employee Terminated for HIPAA Data Breach, Discrimination Defense Rejected

For hospital employees, looking at patient records they should not be accessing can have stiff consequences. My partner, Michael Bertoncini, discusses a recent case, Cosby v. Vicksburg Healthcare, LLC D/B/A River Region Medical Center, in which the hospital employee was fired for looking at patient records when she should not have been. For this employee, suing the employer claiming the real reason for the termination was discrimination and retaliation did not work.