No Black Nurses to care for Daddy's Baby

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  1. Diogenes1

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    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.


    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blog...draws-lawsuit-173026275--abc-news-health.html
     
  2. tehlivingderp

    tehlivingderp New Member

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    Derp?
     
  3. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

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    Like African Americans have jobs :rolleyes:
     
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    He's a racist yet he used the politically correct term for black people. What the...
     
  5. Nikkerz

    Nikkerz VIP Extreme Gold

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    My roomate is black, and has a good job. My adopted brother is black, and has 2 jobs. My ex neighbor is black, and is an x-ray technician. I realize you' re just being a smart ass, but still.
     
  6. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    In all fairness, they would steal the rizzo's off off his walker/chair/hospital bed.
     
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    GHP New Member Banned User

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    All of this is message board BS of course ^^
     
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    FatKidSullivan Smoking Cigars

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    He's a Dawg's Saloon Hero! :salute:
     
  9. gilaet

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    Thank you for rebutting her sarcasm.
     
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    GHP New Member Banned User

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    I have a bridge for sale
     
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    Nikkerz VIP Extreme Gold

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    Not even a little bit. Roomate is a body guard, brother is a cook. And the ex neighbor works at McClaren's.
     
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    a blaek woman sued her employer for asking her NOT to work? :tzone:
     
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    A black guy named Donate? :jj:
     
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    I can't wait to see what GHP thinks of all this
     
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    the jokes just write themselves :c
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    Lol donate. Everyone knows urban americans don't even tip.
     
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    Horrible typo
     
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    Is it pronounced Doh-nah-tay?
     
  19. Nikkerz

    Nikkerz VIP Extreme Gold

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    That's only mostly true
     
  20. Nikkerz

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    His name is Darius. Donate was supposed to be roomate