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Dentists must watch out for harassment from patients, others

by Keith Kerns, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
ODA Today

Harassment claims by employees have become common in professional settings.

Because of this, most employer dentists understand the importance of being vigilant in refusing to engage in, or to tolerate, harassment in the dental office by any supervisor or employee. But what if the alleged harassment is perpetrated by someone other than an employee? Could an employer dentist be held liable for the actions of non-employees, such as patients, vendors, suppliers or delivery personnel? Surprisingly,…

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