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HCA Healthcare suspends nurse who spoke out about coronavirus

  • HCA Healthcare, the largest hospital system in the country, sent an internal email on March 24 about its employee social-media policy during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The email, reviewed by Business Insider, revealed that the company could fire employees who spoke with news outlets or posted on social media about the health system’s coronavirus policy.
  • One nurse told Business Insider that one of HCA’s hospitals had suspended her without pay for violating this policy in a post in a private Facebook group. In a statement to Business Insider, the hospital said she is under investigation for posts that disclosed patient health information.
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The largest healthcare system in the US has told employees that it could fire nurses and doctors who speak publicly about its policies regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to an internal memo reviewed by Business Insider.

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Amazon is facing multiple inquiries from labor regulators into whether it unlawfully retaliated against workers who spoke out about its coronavirus response

Amazon workers protest outside the company's Staten Island in New York City.
Amazon workers protest outside the company’s Staten Island in New York City.

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  • The National Labor Relations Board is looking into multiple claims by Amazon workers that the company unlawfully retaliated against them for speaking out against its coronavirus response, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday.

  • The NLRB is required by law to follow up on such claims and said it has not yet opened a formal investigation, but could do so if it finds evidence of a possible violation of employees’ rights.

  • Amazon has come under fire from employees, activists, and lawmakers over safety measures in its warehouses as well as the company’s firing of workers who have spoken out on the topic.

  • Amazon has terminated five workers who participated in protests since the pandemic began.

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The National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether Amazon unlawfully retaliated against workers for

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