Q: What If I work for a medical facility and find that other employees are committing malpractice and doing illegal things?
If the company that hires me are negligent in their training programs and do not train staff properly, and I notice other employees committing crimes and doing things against policy and procedures, is there legal action I can take against them?
A: Based on the limited set of facts provided in your question it is difficult to determine how serious or dangerous the situation you are describing is. This is an issue of what are your responsibility to the organization, patients, and the broader community. With knowing more, I would say the first stage is to report your observations of improper actions to a supervisor to effect corrective training. If that fails to cause action, if you believe that the organization is failing in its responsibility to the community you can report the failure to the appropriate medical board. There does not appear to be injury to you that would be a crime or negligent injury so there would not appear to be legal action you can take beyond reporting.
You can file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory agency or notify your employer of the activities that you believe in good faith to be illegal. If you do so, your employer is legally prohibited from retaliating against you for whistleblowing.
At the same, you would be wise to seek legal counsel before taking action that may cost your job, even if you end up with a legal claim against your employer. Most employment lawyers provide free consultations.
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