I have been told by my work that I broke the HIPPA Act, which I have not. How do I defend myself against this accusation?
I am a pharmacy technician and my work fired me because they said that I broke HIPPA. I did not but how do I go about finding out what I supposedly did to break HIPPA. I believe that someone said that I broke it on a false act to get back at me for not being their friend.
Violation of HIPAA can have serious consequences. The pharmacy, though, should have investigated the claim of the violation to protect themselves not only for the consequences that can result from the aggrieved party and under the law, but for possible legal repercussions if by you, especially if it will go in your employment file. Employees "at will" can be fired for many and almost any reasons. But if you were falsely accused as a reason I would seek consultation from an attorney in your area as to what your rights are in this matter. If nothing else then maybe you can get some satisfaction and assurances that this matter will not go beyond you and your former employer. Good luck.