Social Worker Allegedly Fired for Reporting Sexual Assault on Patient

A clinical social worker formerly employed by Kaiser Permanente alleges she was wrongfully terminated for reporting the sexual assaults of her therapy clients’ daughter. She learned (through medical records) that the daughter alleged she was assaulted while involuntarily admitted at Sierra Vista. She claims that because Kaiser and Sierra Vista have a “lucrative business relationship,” both companies tried to conceal the public disclosure of the rape allegations. She alleges the companies failed to thoroughly investigate and report the assault allegations to the proper authorities, even though they are obligated to do so.