Recruited from outside

I am 60 years old, and I was recruited from outside as a coding trainee for an Indianapolis Hospital and was promised that if I came to work for them that I would receive a $2000.00 sign on bonus and all the training necessary to become a certified coder. I never received the bonus and I never received the training because a new director of coding was hired and she told me that she was waiting to review me and send me to the right classes for what I needed. Now I and five other coders are being terminated and replaced by younger "certified" coders. We have been put on part-time and have been pulled from our jobs to do other work, and our employment will be terminated at the end of the year. I never received any formal training and I have never been reviewed. There is no law (federal or state) that says I must be certified to code. Is this discrimination?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 13, 2001 7:50 PM [EST]  |  applies to Indiana

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Brenda Franklin Rodeheffer
Recruited from outside

It is difficult to say without a lot more information. The fact that you are being replaced with certified coders will mean there is a good chance that the hospital would be off the hook. However, it depends on many things. You should either get a real consultation or at least go file with EEOC and see what the response is. You may also have a wage claim for $6000 because of the failure to pay the bonus.
Brenda Rodeheffer (3172511929)

posted by Brenda Franklin Rodeheffer  |  Oct 16, 2001 08:10 AM [EST]

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