On February 22, 2022, New York State Supreme Court Justice Wilma Guzman issued an order reinstating a terminated doctor to the residency program he had been accepted into. The hospital had previously accused the doctor of failing a drug test and terminated him. Employment lawyers Famighetti & Weinick PLLC challenged the hospital’s decision in an Article 78 proceeding and prevailed. Today’s Long Island employment law blog discusses the case.
The following facts are taken from publicly available documents in the matter of Papadas v. City of New York and Jacobi Hospital.
In this case, F&W’s client was a Greek citizen who had applied for a medical residency program in the United States. To be placed in a residency program, doctors apply via a national program which matches residents with hospitals. In other words, doctors don’t apply to individual hospitals, but rather participate in a placement program.