Excessive force unproven, termination not warranted

Fearing a lawsuit, the hospital fired a security guard who had left bruises after restraining a violent patient. However, his actions turned out to be consistent with his training and not an over-reaction.

Called to provide assistance at the psychiatric ward, a security officer was fired after the employer said that the officer had used excessive and inappropriate force when he assisted in moving a distressed patient to the Acute Care Unit.

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