I am a RN. A social worker where I am employed has alleged that I set up another social worker to be sexually harassed by a patient. What action can I take against her? I can prove without a doubt this is a false and fabricated accusation.
Your best bet is to contact a nurse attorney or other attorney in your state who can specifically advise you as to what your course of action should be. This would be particularly important since it sounds like the social worker has spoken about these false allegations to others, which if proven, is clearly defamation. Defamation has been the subject of several recent columns so you might want to review those responses in order to gain some preliminary information about slander, which is spoken defamation.
You did not include much information in your question, including whether you experienced any adverse employment ramifications due to this allegation. If so, you will need to discuss that aspect of this situation with your attorney as well.
If your employer believes the allegations to be true, it might report you to your state board of nursing. Share this concern with the attorney with whom you meet so if he does not represent nurses in professional disciplinary proceedings — should one be initiated by the board — he can make a referral to a colleague who does practice in this area.