Metuchen, NJ asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for New Jersey

Q: As a healthcare provider, if you get fired before completing paperwork, are you legally responsible for finishing it?

My boss fired me for no reason other than "we're moving in another direction." This action was discriminatory, as other employees were accused and reprimanded for not completing job responsibilities costing the company profits but were given multiple chances to correct their actions, and never terminated. Not to mention after a co-worker quit, I assumed all of their job responsibilities, without pay. Since the employer initiated my termination prior to completing paperwork, do I need to finish it?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: An employment attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks and also crosses into Health Care Law. You could consider asking your employer for instructions on how to handle paperwork that remains uncompleted, since medical office records could contain patient information (possible HIPAA compliance, if applicable). Good luck

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