A certified nursing assistant who said she was fired from a Maine nursing home when she spoke up about reduced staffing levels that jeopardized patients’ safety is getting another shot at her lawsuit.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, in its recent ruling of Cormier v. Genesis Healthcare LLC, found a reasonable jury could conclude the adverse employment action was substantially motivated by retaliatory intent. That means the case should not have been decided by summary judgment from a judge, but rather, it should have had the chance to go to trial before a jury.
Now, with the case remanded, plaintiff will have that chance. Continue reading