Navigation Links
Kaiser Permanente Sued By Executive for AIDS Discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffery Sterman, Public Affairs Director and voice of Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco for ten years is claiming AIDS discrimination and breach of contract. A person with AIDS, Sterman is one of those who helped create the hospital's response to HIV and AIDS.

David J. St. Louis, Sterman's attorney, filed the action in California Superior Court in San Francisco and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan was served June 3, 2008.

The lawsuit details how Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Health Plan created a culture where employees are physically harmed and patient care compromised. Workloads are increased. Staffs are reduced. Humiliation and pressure became part of the working experience. Staffs experienced burnout from working 60 to 80 hours, often seven days a week, for an organization in constant crisis mode. Sterman's Kaiser Permanente doctors said the hostile work environment affected his health.

They are charged with violation of Title VII of the United States Code, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Article I, Section 8 of the California Constitution.

Sterman said, "The current toxic corporate culture is the antithesis of the Thrive marketing plan and the quality of patient care being compromised."

Turnover of executives is staggering. "In nine years, San Francisco had six Senior Vice Presidents/Area Managers and two interim Senior Vice Presidents/Area Managers. Of those, three are still there, three were fired, two "retired".

Problems with the Renal Transplant Program in San Francisco caused record fines after the California Department of Managed Care noted significant management deficiencies.

Sterman is a pioneer in the fight against AIDS. Diagnosed with AIDS in 1983, he founded Continuum HIV Day Services in 1987. He was responsible for first Congressional Field Hearing on AIDS and minorities. Joined Kaiser Permanente's HIV Advisory Board in 1992 to bridge the gap between activists and medical center staff.

Unlike colleagues, the Americans with Disabilities Act, provides protection to speak out.

"It is unfortunate that employees are being physically harmed by Kaiser's toxic work environment. It belittles the promise of Kaiser's multi million dollar Thrive marketing campaign," he said.

SOURCE Law Office of David J. St. Louis
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Kaiser Permanente Wins National Green Awards
2. Consumer Watchdog Raises Concern That Health Policy Cancellation Rules Have Been Derailed in Deal With Kaiser
3. Three-Day Strike by Hundreds of Security Officers at Kaiser Hospitals Succeeds in Raising Red Flag About Unfair Labor Practices
4. Workers With No Healthcare Protecting Kaiser Facilities, Security Contractor May Be Misleading Californias Largest Healthcare Provider
5. Kaiser Permanentes Appointment and Advice Call Center Improves Employee Coaching and Development Activities
6. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
7. mtvU & Kaiser Family Foundation Launch to Challenge Stigma, Fight Spread of HIV/AIDS
8. Kaiser Permanente study finds diabetes doubling before motherhood
9. Inter-Con Security Officers to Launch Strikes at Kaiser Hospitals Across California
10. Trenita Ward Named Vice President, California Member Service Call Centers for Kaiser Permanente
11. Two Million People Using Kaiser Permanentes Personal Health Record
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... TyloHelo Inc , North America’s ... Sauna accessories help improve the bather experience in the sauna, and the accessories ... the purist looking for simplicity in design to accessories that encourage a greater ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... According to an article published November 10th by ... heralded as a breakthrough for performing hernia repairs. The article explains that the biggest ... that it can greatly reduce the pain that a patient might otherwise experience after ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... The McHenry County law firm ... appellate decision obtained by Attorneys Francisco J. Botto and Alex C. Wimmer. Attorneys Botto ... Compensation Comm’n, 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC. , According to court documents, Adcock testified ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Brillianteen, McGaw YMCA’s student-produced musical ... its 65th Anniversary Brillianteen Revue, scheduled for March 4-6, 2016. Auditions for this ... Brillianteen has been a treasured tradition for numerous families in the Evanston community. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Spring, Md (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) announces the nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible ... history of this disease. The Periwinkle Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 26, 2015 Research and ... "Asia Pacific Cardiac Pacemaker Market Outlook to 2019 - ... Drive the Demand " report to their offering. ... --> Boston scientific and others. ... global players including Medtronic, Biotronik, Boston ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ) ... Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" report to ... announced the addition of the "Self Administration ... offering. --> Research and Markets ( ... "Self Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: