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Human Resources in Health Care

Please help me answer these questions.

1. Using the hospital as a setting, give two examples of what would violate the NLRA. (at least 300 words)

2. How do patients' rights come into play during a strike? (at least 300 words)

3. Discuss what questions an employer (supervisor) should consider before terminating an employee. (at least 300 words)

4. Discuss what actions an employer can take in order to help reduce the necessity for discharging an employee. (at least 300 words)

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1. Using the hospital as a setting, give two examples of what would violate the NLRA. (at least 300 words)

Two examples that would constitute a violation of the NLRA would be a hospital that transfers or lays off an employee or otherwise punishes the employee by making them work more difficult tasks because the employee engaged in union or protected activities. These examples are predicated upon the notion that the employee was engaging in behavior that is protected by the NLRA and after an investigation by the NLRB, a declaration would be made as to whether the hospital violated the rights of the employee by violating NLRA. An example would be hospital workers that go on strike to protest unsafe working conditions. The hospital then places the workers on tougher details after the strike that makes them more susceptible to dangerous conditions in an attempt to punish them for exercising their right to strike. The hospital could relocate the workers or limit their hours in an attempt to intimidate the workers.

This would be a violation of the NLRA and would constitute an investigation by the NLRB, which would analyze the facts of the case to determine if the hospital violated the employees' rights by giving them harder working conditions or by relocating them to another place within the hospital. These are all retaliatory actions by the hospital, which are done in an attempt to intimidate the worker and make them either quit or work in a miserable work environment because of their exercising of their worker's rights.

2. How do patients' rights come into play during a strike? (at least 300 words)

During a strike, the patient's ...

Solution Summary

Ethics in Health Care and how organizations should handle discharging workers.

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