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Gulfport Attorney Shares Tips on Protecting Health Care Employees from Patient Harassment


A recent Fifth Circuit Court opinion reminds employers of the Title VII mandate which states they should take reasonable steps to protect employees once they are aware of abusive behavior or harassment by a patient. In her bylined article for Compliance Today, Jaklyn Wrigley emphasizes the dangers of failing to take an employee's complaint seriously and provides tips on how to avoid liability and create a safe work environment. Among her top recommendations are: implement an anti-harassment policy, communicate your workplace policies, provide training to employees, respond immediately to complaints and take accountability for bad actors.

 To read the full article, visit Compliance Today.


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