|Feb. 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
In the last issue of Healthcare Update, we discussed the recent decision of Furline v. Morrison. In that case the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a jury award against Howard University Hospital. The fact that the hospital had conducted a thorough independent investigation into allegations of age bias weighed heavily in the Court's decision.
Employers are rightfully concerned and even alarmed about what to expect from the new Congress and the Obama Administration. Democrats are firmly in control and owe much to organized labor and other constituencies that are not necessarily employer-friendly. So, what can healthcare expect in the new year and beyond?