Hospital and Health Care Professionals

Without question, healthcare can be a rewarding but incredibly demanding industry. Hours can be long and stressful situations are common. As a result, the environment and culture in which healthcare professionals work must promote mental, emotional, and physical health. It should be one where employees feel valued, encouraged, and confident in knowing that their rights are protected.

Unfortunately, this is not the case in far too many workplaces. There may be situations in which healthcare professionals encounter employers who wrongfully discriminate or allow harassment and in doing so, create a hostile and intolerable work environment. In other instances, healthcare professionals may suffer from wage issues, whether it is refusing to pay earned overtime, withholding commissions, or misclassifying workers in a way that denies them rightfully earned compensation or benefits. In still other circumstances, there may be unjust contractual terms or unsafe working conditions.


At Outten & Golden, our talented and experienced legal team understands the unique employment law issues and challenges that hospital and healthcare professionals face. We have worked with a wide variety of clients in the healthcare industry, including:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Medical Clinicians
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical Therapists
  • Hospitalists
  • And a wide variety of other clients in the hospital and healthcare industry.

If you work in the healthcare industry and believe your legal rights may have been violated, don't delay in having critical discussions on how to move forward to protect yourself and your career.


In addition to the employment regulations and laws that apply to most businesses, many federal, state, and local laws apply uniquely to the healthcare profession. At Outten & Golden, we have extensive experience successfully representing hospital and healthcare professionals in a wide variety of employment-related claims.[*]

Some of these include:

  • Contract negotiation and dispute: Employment agreements in hospital and health industry positions can often be complex and require thoughtful negotiation and intricate drafting. A well-crafted agreement can protect the rights of both employer and employee. It can effectively delineate responsibilities, obligations, and expectations while also clearly defining compensation and benefits for the fulfillment of same. Often, these contracts may bind employees to the employer for a particular term, and complex covenants and post-employment restrictions may come into play, depending upon the circumstances. From the initial drafting of the contract through its eventual termination, a knowledgeable and experienced legal team will be essential to help protect your rights and effectively resolve any possible disputes.
  • Federal employment issues: Hospital and health care professionals who are employed by the United States Veteran's Administration may be entitled to certain specific privileges and protections under federal law. A knowledgeable and experienced employment attorney can help federal hospital and healthcare employees navigate their rights and pursue legal action to protect those rights, if necessary. 
  • Termination of the employment relationship: In the healthcare industry, when an employment relationship ends, there may be special issues unique to the healthcare field that require expert legal attention and care. These may include HIPPA and other confidential information concerns, as well as non-competition restrictions, patient notification, staff privileges, and other related issues. Our talented Outten & Golden lawyers work closely with hospital and healthcare industry clients to help them identify their separation concerns and issues, guide them through negotiations, preserve economic interests, and reach resolutions that work well for all concerned.
  • Compensation disputes – Disputes over full and fair compensation abound in the healthcare industry. Our legal team is here to assist employees who feel that they have been underpaid, wrongfully denied commissions, bonus pay, or overtime, or are not receiving the benefits to which they are entitled.
  • Discrimination claims – We represent hospital and healthcare industry professionals in claims involving all forms of harassment and discrimination.

In addition to these issues that frequently arise in the employment law context, there are many other potential legal issues that hospital and healthcare professionals may encounter, and for which they will need expert legal representation.


At Outten & Golden LLP, we are committed to protecting and defending the rights of hospital and healthcare professionals. We have extensive experience in fighting for the rights of healthcare professionals in a wide variety of circumstances, and we’ll always pursue the best legal strategies on your behalf.

If you are a hospital or healthcare employee needing legal guidance regarding an employment issue, we're here to help. Please contact us to discuss your circumstances with a knowledgeable and experienced Outten & Golden attorney.

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)