Is it endemic or epidemic ?

Multiple employee lawsuits line up against Partnership Health

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Partnership’s medical and dental clinic, which employs 120 people and serves the uninsured and underinsured, is a division of the Missoula City-County Health Department. Ellen Leahy, the department’s director, said she couldn’t comment specifically on the lawsuits.

From the article:

half-dozen lawsuits filed against Missoula County by a physician, dentist, pharmacist and other staff members at Partnership, people making anywhere from $12.36 an hour to $114,000 a year.

One worker, dental practice manager Patricia Morgan, was given leave in January after her medical provider diagnosed work-related stress, according to her suit. She alleges that she was forced to work unpaid overtime and that Mansch placed on her “unreasonable and onerous expectations that cannot be met with current resources.”

Lorraine Rowe-Conlan, a $55-an-hour staff pharmacist who worked 50 to 60 hours a week, was replaced in March with two part-time pharmacists and told she’d be called if there was work for her, according to her suit. She hasn’t been called.

Dentist Adam Jensen remains in his $110,000-a-year job but is trying to get out of his contract, alleging a culture of fear and intimidation. His suit describes Mansch “screaming at employees, yelling obscenities, calling employees derogatory names,” as well as “substandard staffing and resources well below the standard of care.”

Shawnel Trenary, who made $12.82 an hour as a medical receptionist, said she was notified in November – while she was on vacation – that her position had been terminated.

Management style gone berserk … or just a sign of the times ?


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