Elizabethtown, KY asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Kentucky

Q: I fear that the dentist I work for is trying to have me fired and may go after my license. What recourse do I have?

I work for a corporate dental practice and the new office I transferred to has not been welcoming and the dentist has been very rude to me and has been trying to make me very uncomfortable so that I will quit. None of this has been overtly done but very passive aggressive. Now he has amplified by having our new office manager write me up for situations where I have been severely punished for mistakes that were of no clinical or patient care consequence. I feel that I am being set up to be fired and that he may even make a complaint against my license. I was given a final write up and it stated any further incidents would be cause for termination. So in other words any slight mistake or imperfection and I will be fired. I do not know what to do and this is causing me extreme duress, loss of sleep, disabling anxiety and fear for my license. It is really difficult to work in these hostile conditions and not make any mistakes. Your advice would be so appreciated!

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Document everything they do/you do. Follow all rules and guidelines implicitly and don’t cut corners. They don’t need a reason to fire you as KY is an employment at will state. If they’re going to fire you, nothing you can do to prevent it beforehand but consult an attorney immediatelt thereafter.

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