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Hospitals Responsible for Physicians’ Bad Behavior
Health Leaders Media

When an independent physician harasses or discriminates against an employee of a hospital, someone must be held accountable, and guess what—it’s not the physician. Hospitals are the ones that are on the hook. “[The hospital] controls the terms and conditions of employment for your employees, and if your employees are being harassed by a nonemployee, you are on the hook for that nonemployee’s behavior because you have the ability to protect your employees,” says Michael McAuliffe Miller, Esq., an attorney at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, in Harrisburg, PA.

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