See this Ohio case that held the RN was not confined by the hospital, while awaiting drug test results. The RN sued the hospital for false imprisonment. Her case was dismissed on motion for summary judgment filed by the hospital and she appealed. The appeals court affirmed the motion for summary judgment for the hospital.
Make sure you read the dissenting opinion.
Do you think this was false imprisonment? How would your employer handle this type of situation?
The case is Sharp v. Cleveland Clinic, 176 Ohio App.3d 226, 2008-Ohio-1777. Click on the link to review the case