U.S. Department of Labor

Charter Oak Clinic Ordered To Pay Workers Fired For Promoting Safety After TB Scare

Charter Oak Clinic Ordered To Pay Workers Fired For Promoting Safety After TB Scare

Two former executives at Charter Oak Health Center and the estate of a third former manager have received court-ordered settlements after they were wrongly fired in the wake of findings that the clinic had mishandled a tuberculosis exposure, documents show.

Doreen Coburn, Germaine Washington, and Angela Griffin-Wimberly were involved "in efforts to raise awareness among fellow employees, managers and the public" about the importance of infectious-disease control and the dangers of a potential exposure, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a news release Monday.

Their work helped to demonstrate the clinic was cooperating with the agencies who investigated the...

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