The hospital that my girlfriend works at committed malpractice regarding a surgery that I had there, so ifI decide to sue can she get fired?

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The hospital that my girlfriend works at committed malpractice regarding a surgery that I had there, so ifI decide to sue can she get fired?

Can a hospital fire your wife or girlfriend if the hospital messed up on your surgery?

Asked on December 26, 2011 under Malpractice Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is certainly possible, even likely, that the hospital will fire her. There is no law that prevents an employer from firing an employee related to or involved with someone who is suing it; unless your girlfriend has an employment contract, she is an employee at will and may be fired at any time, for any reason; and it would make sense for them to fire her, to make sure that she cannot pass on information to you which would hurt their case.


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