According to the Courthouse News Service, a San Francisco social worker who sued Kaiser claiming that she was fired after reporting a death threat has settled her civil lawsuit.
The news outlet reported that Robin Love, a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor, filed the lawsuit in November 2012 against the Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Love alleged that a fellow therapist had warned her that one of her patients had said that he wanted to “murder Robin Love”.
“For many months, Ms. Love requested that defendants obtain a restraining order on her behalf to protect her from the threatening patient,” the lawsuit said. “[Kaiser] failed to protect Ms. Love. When Ms. Love complained to several of Kaiser’s managers about the ongoing violations of workplace safety and Kaiser’s failure to protect her, defendants retaliated against Ms. Love by bringing false disciplinary charges against her, subjecting her to unlawful corrective action, and then terminating her employment.”
Last December, a judge dismissed Love’s whistleblower and contract claims this past December but left intact her claims for discrimination, wrongful termination, emotional distress and other issues, according to the Courthouse News Service.
On March 14, the case was dismissed entirely after it was announced that both parties had reached a settlement agreement. Details of the settlement are unavailable. A representative for Kaiser said that the settlement did not include “any admission of any wrongdoing by any of the defendants.”
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