“No Black Nurses” Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital

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  1. redhawk23

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    Or to prove a point.
     
  2. THUNDERSTRIKE

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    ABSOLUTELY that...

    but you notice how conspicuously missing he is concerning his family at the moment?...
     
  3. bullets

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    This woman has every right to be offended , but the lawsuit is ridiculous.
     
  4. Darthphere

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    Pretty much. :up:
     
  5. the last son

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    Seems like a legit suit to me
     
  6. Lantern Venom

    Lantern Venom Lego SUCKS

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    That's precisely what they should have done. They should have posed it as, "You may consent to our care as professionals or you may accept full responsibility for the infant's care--there is no third option."
     
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  8. bullets

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    I guess she really needed to take care of that baby. The note was distasteful , but I don't feel the nurse was severly wronged in this case.
     
  9. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Exactly. People are getting hung up on if the administration did this or the bigot requested that. Truth is, she was able to perform her job elsewhere and wasn't docked pay. Is it discrimination? One can argue yes, but that's not what she's arguing in her lawsuit.
     
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  10. bullets

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    All the hospital did was meet a patient's request. They definately could of handled the situation better , but they didn't give her enough reason to feel over stressed about her job situation. It's kind of strange to hear about Neo Nazis , but unfortunately they are out there and hospitals probably receive several outlandish requests.
     
  11. Darthphere

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    The only thing out of order was leaving the note. They should have gathered the nurses and explained the situation to them instead.
     
  12. Matt

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    It really isn't. If anything it is a valid attempt to get a settlement, but for what she is claiming (IIED), I just can't see the suit being successful if it goes through all stages of litigation. Was it offensive? Hell yes. Still not IIED. If it survives early motions and summary judgment, she might get a settlement though. So it is only valid in the sense that it MIGHT survive early stages, which will be enough to get the hospital to write her a check to go away, because it is cheaper than litigating the claim.



    Or there is a third option. Sensitively talking to Nurse Battle (as Phere suggested), while also assigning other nurses to this patient. Look at that! Third option that is both sensitive and allows for care of the infant in those crucial first hours!
     
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    the "racial request" is morally indefensible, regardless of who does it..
     
  14. Matt

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    Morally....yes. Legally....it depends.
     
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    look at all the wonderful privilege in this thread.
     
  16. Manic

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    Oh god, someone used the P-word in a discussion of race.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Darthphere

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    I'm Hispanic so I know they're not talking to me with that privilege ********.
     
  18. Siby

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    I think this suit is ridiculous. There is no mental anguish or anything else she is claiming.

    I'm a male student nurse and sometimes I will get a female patient who doesn't want a male nurse. When that happens I take switch with another nurse and move on. I see it as the patient's choice and give the best care to the patients I have.

    I don't think about it as gender discrimination, feel "mental anguish", or "humiliation" over it. I move on, do my job, and go home.

    Suing for this stuff seems silly to me but that's the way our society is these days.
     
  19. terry78

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    ^I think the gender thing tends to not be viewed as having as much vitriol as requesting someone of another race. That has nothing to do with being humilated or embarrassed by the situation, that's just the person being an *******.
     
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  21. redhawk23

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    Women preferring to be treated by female staff has a lot more to do with concepts of propriety and modesty than prejudice.

    Also, notice that you're the one making that choice. You're not prevented from performing your duties by the order of your employer.

    Also, you're a man. To paraphrase Louis C.K.'s bit on race as a comparison, they can't even really hurt your feelings.
     

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