Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Interesting Potential Case

I have an interesting case coming in tomorrow morning to talk. It presented itself as a client calling to discuss being fired. As I was in the process of explaining that Tennessee is an employment at will state and that you can be fired for any reason, or no reason, so long as it was not an illegal reason, it came to light that the person was fired after the doctor she worked for accessed a pharmacy database (without her consent) and discovered that she was on certain medication.

Now, it's not a wrongful termination case, it's an invasion of privacy case in which the damages are that she lost her job and income. And the doctor would only be one defendant. The operator of the pharmacy database would be another.

It will be interesting to develop this one factually. I hope the client shows. She had an appointment last week and was a no show. I was interested enough in the case that I called her and asked her to reschedule.


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