Hospital Worker’s Rights
Anyone who has worked in a hospital before can attest that hospital jobs are of the highest stress jobs, as even the simplest mistake can cost patients thousands of dollars or their lives. This high pressure can overwhelm many managers and supervisors, causing them to make poor choices, like infringing on hospital workers’ rights. Texas is an employment-at-will state, which implies that Texas workers have the ability to exercise all of their workers’ rights. Hospitals who do not protect workers’ rights often create disdain and resentment among their employees. This dissatisfaction, in turn, can lead to more mistakes and thus further endanger patient lives.
Common Cases of Hospital Worker Right Violations
Workers’ rights are violated every day and unfortunately many of these violations go unpunished. As a result of the high-stress nature of hospital work, hospital employees are subject to rights violation more often than other professions. Nurses, doctors, and administrators alike face long burdening hours and, during their shifts, many hospital workers can be asked to perform actions that infringe on their rights. Some of the most common cases of hospital worker right violation include:
- Unpaid Wages
- Long Hours
- Civil Rights
- Sexual Harassment
- Hostile Work Environment
These are only a few of the many ways that employers frequently infringe on workers’ rights. Many hospitals are often underfunded and understaffed, and, as a result, these hospitals make difficult decisions in order to maximize efficiency. Unfortunately, this frequently entails forcing hospital workers into harsh work environments.
Contact a Hospital Worker Attorney in Austin
If you or someone you know works in a hospital and has had their workers’ rights violated, you may be due compensation for your suffering. Workers are the true backbone of the economy and should be treated as such. At The Melton Law Firm, we are devoted to protecting all workers’ rights to ensure a healthy work environment for everyone. Our qualified attorneys have helped many hospital workers recover compensation, and their legal experience can help you too. Call our office today at (512) 330-0017 to learn more about how you may be due just compensation.