When you acquire a professional license of any kind, you agree to uphold a standard of care. Breaching this agreement could result in serious repercussions including losing your licensing privilege.
Even if you face a lawsuit that has no merit, your reputation may still suffer because of speculation about your situation. Knowing which behaviors to avoid may help you prevent costly legal consequences.
Unethical behavior can take on a variety of forms including lying, impersonation, manipulation, theft, malpractice and abuse. Resolving to always provide your service with the highest degree of integrity can help you secure a reputation of honesty. If a questionable situation does arise, you can feel reassured that your actions have never violated the code of ethics you have established for your organization.
Negligence is another action that could jeopardize your license indefinitely. When people rely on you to provide a service, acting irresponsibly or negligently could have lasting repercussions on the victims. While you may not even realize the impact, people who suffered from your negligence may face financial hardship, emotional trauma and ongoing stress as they try to remedy the situation.
Repairing your reputation and defending your license will take time. According to Glassdoor.com, one of the best ways to improve your reputation is to take responsibility for your actions. Resolve to correct any wrongdoings. Make it your goal to help others achieve success. Never make excuses. Your commitment to carrying yourself with integrity may slowly help others regain trust in you. Hiring a good attorney may also benefit you and help you maintain your license.