Jill Lashay, shareholder in the Firm's Labor & Employment section, is quoted in Becker’s Hospital Review, “Billings Clinic, Aspirus share their framework for curbing burnout.”
According to labor and employment lawyer Jill Lashay, employers have certain federal, state and local legal obligations to ensure that employees are not exposed to hazards that will affect their well-being when they come to work each day.
"Although employers cannot be held responsible for all of the pressures employees face outside the doors of the workplace, they can certainly work to secure the well-being of employees while they are engaged in work," Ms. Lashay said.
Employee burnout can cause legal implications for hospitals and health systems.
"When employees are subject to burnout, they are more prone to errors," she said. "Errors can result in medical malpractice claims or claims of general liability. Moreover, employee burnout and dissatisfaction can result in unions organizing in workplaces."