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Court Dismisses Physician’s Retaliation Claim Based on Reference Response
A federal district court in New York dismissed a pathologist’s claims that a hospital retaliated against the pathologist by providing negative reference responses and by not responding to reference requests for three months. The court found there was no evidence that the hospital provided a single negative reference to any of the pathologist’s prospective employers and ruled that a three-month delay in responding to credentialing requests did not constitute a materially adverse action for purposes of retaliation under Title VII.
Blutreich v. N. Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Sys., Inc.
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Physicians have been offering to provide services outside their specialty to assist with our hospital’s COVID-19 response. However, they’re concerned that their malpractice insurance may be limited to care provided within their specialties. Are there any other legal protections available to them?
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