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Resident suing program over claims of retaliation

Residency Program Insider, September 11, 2015

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A resident is suing the University of Texas Dell Medical School, claiming she was placed on probation and would be fired after posting complaints on Facebook about her workload.

In her online posts, the resident, Jenny Scoville Walsh, wrote that she worked more than 100 hours a week, exceeding the duty hour limit. Walsh claims she was then placed on probation for academic performance and then received a letter on August 21 informing her that she would be dismissed at the end of the month.

Walsh received a temporary restraining order on August 28 to block the university from firing her. This week a Travis County Texas state district judge denied Walsh’s request for a temporary injunction to halt the firing. The judge stated that although the university has threated to fire her, it had not yet done so and the issue would have to be resolved post-dismissal.

Source: Austin-American Statesman



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