Hershey Med settles with fired cancer surgeon
The truth may never be fully told because the parties agreed to a confidential settlement that was approved by a federal judge.
The surgeon alleged Hershey Med’s actions violated the FMLA, the ADA and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). The hospital admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement.
Note: Courts often focus more on the subject matter of disagreements rather than the tact (or lack thereof) involved in expressing them. Workers who complain about workplace conditions enjoy a number of legal protections under federal and state law. Make sure characterizations such as “unprofessional” or even “abusive” aren’t code words for whistle-blower.