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Medication Charts Forged

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    Posted: 29/November/2011 at 12:25
Hey Guys, I work at an aged care facility and have found evidence that my signature was forged realating to a cream that was to be applied to a resident. We have creditaion coming so they must have thought it would be a good idea to make the charts look good and took it upon themselves to forge mine and others signatures as to not get a slap on the wrist.

What legal point do I have with this matter considering that the cream that was signed for was not given, further more my signature being forged!

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/November/2011 at 13:31
Well - you risk losing your job. An anonymous letter might be best.
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  Quote iconoclast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/November/2011 at 13:39
Can you get a copy of the allegedly forged signature and compare it to contemporaneous genuine (verifiable) signatures? If you can get the copy, I suggest that you go to a photocopying facility and copy enlargements at exactly the same level of magnification (eg 300% or whatever - bigger is better) for direct comparison. You could if you like get some tracing paper and copy your genuine signature as an overlay of the allegedly forged signature. You could then if you liked, consult an accredited forensic handwriting xyst, but they are apparently pretty expensive. Perhaps before you do that, you could search the net for the recognised markers of forged signatures. Many sites you could visit and as commonsense not legal advice I'd advise you to do that. Your credibility is it seems on the line. Disagree with AOD that your job is at risk. Take care, best wishes.
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  Quote turboadam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/November/2011 at 13:45
Job could well be at stake, depending on who forged the signatures.

If it was the top manager or done at his request or with his knowledge, you bringing this up could result in your dismissal for "other" reasons.
You need to be carefull. Being a whistleblower is not easy.

Is the home dodgy in other respects if so maybe a call to you local current affairs program is the answer?

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