No Black Nurses Request Lawsuit. Does she have a case?

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  1. Teeney

    Teeney Why meee??? VIP

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    [h=1]Stern related because Robin was once a nurse and she mentioned the lawsuit during the news today. She said she wished she was that nurse because she would be suing. Howard said if he was the Hospital director and got the request he would say No problem Sir. He then said he is not a litigious person, except when it comes to his bonus.

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      No Black Nurses Request Draws Lawsuit (ABC News)



    A Michigan hospital is under fire after a lawsuit claims it fulfilled a father's request to have no black nurses look after his baby in the neonatal intensive care unit last fall.
    A black nurse sued Hurley Medical Center for discrimination and violation of the state civil rights act after the nurse manager reassigned her because of the man's request for no black nurses, according to the complaint.
    The man also pulled up his sleeve to reveal "some type of tattoo which was believed to be a swastika of some kind," the complaint from nurse Tonya Battle, 49, read. The name of the father who made the request was not included in the court papers.
    "Please, No African American Nurses to care for [redacted] Baby per Dad's request. Thank you," read a note that was attached to the baby's clipboard and obtained by ABC affiliate WJRT in Flint, Mich. This followed a staff meeting and a call to the nurse's home to inform her of the decision, according to the complaint.
    A hospital lawyer eventually told the staff this was illegal, but the lawsuit alleges that black nurses were intentionally not assigned to the baby for the remainder of its stay in the hospital over the next month.
    The hospital CEO spoke at a news conference on Tuesday after the local chapter of Al Sharpton's National Action Network held a press conference at the hospital to demand answers.
    "The father was informed that his request could not be granted, and as a result, all nurses remained available to care for his baby," Hurley CEO Melany Gavulic said, according to WJRT. "We appreciate the community's concern and involvement today, as we publicly clarify the facts of this case. The medical center looks forward to a quick and amicable resolution."
    The nurse had been employed at Hurley for 25 years. She is seeking damages for her distress, harassment and humiliation.
    "She's going to win this lawsuit. The real question is what's it worth," local attorney Tom Pabst told ABC12 last week. He is not involved in the lawsuit. "If you grant such a request, you're engaging in unlawful conduct."
  2. chuk

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    your thread doesn't have to be Stern related to be in here. As for your question, I think she has a case.
  4. WholeAssholeOut

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    oh most certainly and they'd deserve it i'd say
  5. landfill

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    HAHAHAHAHA.....I was born there.
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    Caster Fly New Member Shot Dead

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    Black Lottery, sue whitey.
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    Whatever happened to just saying "Well I guess that means I get some more down time" instead of "Yes! Now I can cash in and get out of this fucking job!"
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    Yeah, she has a case simply because the hospital complied with the request in a public manner. Hospital fucked up.
  9. SleepingWarrior

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    How so? Women can request and have it granted that they are only seen by female nurses but the hospital is supposed to send black nurses into a racist's den and cause an incident?

    This is a simple cash grab and nothing more.
  10. smichal

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    wow!!!
  11. racerx

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    the guy is a jerk, and her employer shouldnt have complied.

    but she didnt lose any work or any money, so i dont see any damages
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    Her feelings were hurt and that is all ya need in today's world apparently.
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    I would have thought someone had some say in who treated their children.

    No matter how irrational.

    If this black nurse quits after hitting the lottery would the hospital have the right to hire a non-black nurse?
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    I agree that it is a total cash grab. The baby doesn't know or care what race the person changing their diaper is.
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    It will end the same way as the scopes monkey trial. A guilty verdict, a 10 dollar fine to the hospital and sensitivity training for hospital staff.
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    crazypreacher Well-Known Member

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    Shit like this is why a tylenol costs 50 bucks in those smelly dumps.
  18. tHISisKiSSeL

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    idiot racist has it all wrong.

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  19. Uncle Larry

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    Also Stern related because it involves suing your employer.

    The dad is nuts but the hospital could have quietly tried to handle the situation - with Sharpton's group involved, she may at least get a settlement offer to stop the bad publicity.
  20. HowieStearn

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    I prefer 'dont want no negro nurses'

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