Mental Health Tech Claims She was Fired For Reporting Dangerous Health and Safety Conditions

A former mental health tech alleges she was terminated because Sierra Vista Hospital chose not to accommodate her workplace injury and because she made complaints about the health and safety conditions at the hospital. Specifically, she alleges that she was fired in retaliation for complaining about staff threatening patients, unsanitary and unsafe patient environments (e.g. dirty restrooms resulting in several MRSA outbreaks), and concerns over sexual assaults on patients by staff. She also claims the facility had insufficient staffing and, on occasion, had only one staff member to care for 20 patients.