U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission says it has settled a race The discrimination training for the management staff of the
hospital and partner with the hospital on a variety of programs and initiatives aimed at educating
and developing youth from Flint and the surrounding Genesee County community as part of a five-year
The hospital agreed to pay nearly $200,000 in March to settle a
lawsuit that claimed the hospital discriminated against a nurse when it refused to let her treat an
infant because she is black.
discriminated against her when it fulfilled a
father’s request not to let black nurses treat his child. Both sides announced
they settled the suit Feb. 22. The terms of the settlement were not immediately
The father, who
was not named in the lawsuit, told the supervisor that he did not want a black nurse taking care of
his baby, the suit alleges. The father allegedly rolled up his sleeve and showed a tattoo that was
believed to be a swastika while talking with the supervisor, the suit says.
discrimination lawsuit, the supervisor then reassigned the
infant to a different nurse and posted a note stating, “No African American nurse to take care
of baby,” on the assignment clipboard.
Another lawsuit over the incident is still ongoing. It
involves a fourth nurse, Carlotta Armstrong.
Attorney Tom Pabst, who represents Armstrong, said depositions
in the case prove that Hurley has not been forthright in explaining how it handled the issue and he
looks forward to the truth being presented at trial.
Pabst said he hopes the case will go to trial by the end of