Monday, May 13, 2002

Ethically Challenged

Read the following text and imagine for a moment what The New York Times editorial and op-ed pages would say if the company in question was, say, Enron.

While working as (the company's) corporate physician, Dr. Horn said, company executives asked her to let them see patients' medical records even though she didn't have patient permission to share the confidential information.

She also claims, in court documents, that the vice president for human resources told her to "misinform employees regarding whether injuries or illnesses they were suffering were work-related so as to curtail the number of workers' compensation claims filed against (the company)."

When she didn't comply, Dr. Horn said, she was fired.

The company in question is The New York Times, which fired Dr. Horn last year. Dr. Horn has since sued, which you can read all about by clicking here. Thanks to Man Without Qualities for the heads up on this.