There are several compelling reason for an unusually high number of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination complaints an claims filed against John George Hospital and other facilities of ACMC (Alameda County Medical Center). However, the most significant reason seems to be the grossly inadequate and undereducated human resources management staff and those managers who are in charge of both preventing discrimination and harassment from occurring and handling it properly and properly when it occurs.
Many of the human resources managers and high level directors and administrators at ACMC have no skills, experience or (formal) qualifications to deal with harassment and discrimination at workplace, and they often don’t both to consult with their attorney before making important decisions, such as suspending, demoting, or terminating and employee.
Having deposed several of ACMC’s managers, I found that some of them think that they are well qualified to handle the employees’ disability rights and discrimination and retaliation concerns just because these managers have been in their position for decades. They seem to not grasp the fact that length of service alone does not make you more qualified with certain workplace issues.
The absence of well qualified management trained to deal with and prevent discrimination and harassment leads to a high number of union grievances and lawsuits against ACMC, which is not likely to subside any time soon.