Nurses in Cobb, County Georgia claim that they were told they were too ghetto to work with white patients, according to Atlanta Journal Constitution.  The nurses are suing Accord Services stating that they discriminated against them when choosing who they sent to service white patients.

“Defendants intentionally discriminated against black applicants and employees, including both African Americans and Africans, in favor of Caucasian and Hispanic applicants and employees,” says the lawsuit, which is seeking monetary damages.

The company is sayin that these women are simply disgruntled workings trying to defame the name of the company.

“I read the allegation, and it is completely false,” administrator Freddy Allen told Channel 2 Action News. He noted that the company has black nurses who have worked for Accord Services for almost a decade.

Here is a video interview with the women suing the Accord company:

Do you think they have a case?

 

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  • S.

    And one more thing, notice how it says “too ghetto to work with WHITE patients”…

    It doesn’t emphasize that patients (of any color) deserve the best customer service but WHITE patients

    GTFOH

  • mykelcarli

    my mother is a nurse and the stories she tells me…i’d never ever want to be a nurse in this country. I 1,000% believe this happened…

  • O. Robinson

    I’m sorry to see this is still happening. As a RN in the 90’s another black colleague and I were instructed not to take care of this patient. The reason put forth was that the patient did not want any blacks taking care of her. Wow!!!! The nurse manager demanded that we not care for her.

    Unfortunately, her white nurse went to lunch, but I was covering for her. Her patient wanted some pain medications. My initial response was “okay” I was told not to care for her. At any rate, I used the intercom system and informed her that I was covering for her nurse and that she would not be back from lunch for another 45 minutes. I asked her would you like to wait on your nurse or would you like me to give you your medications. There was a few seconds of silence and she replied, you can give it and hung up.

    I want the readers to know that I did not jump up and say arrogant comments. I stayed focus on my professional role and gave the medication after assessing her of course. I always remember that I am the professional and she is sick in more ways than just fighting cancer. I was pleasant with the delivery of the injections and ask if I could check on her for the effectiveness of the medications as her nurse would not be available.

    It is sad that nurse managers would consider this type of request. What would happen if I decided not to care for a patient I do not agree with? The saddest piece was that the two black nurses was the best nurses and the white nurses did not want to care for her. We can not let this get out of hand because that would mean that those patients who have a different sexual orientation than mine may request a nurse with the same orientation and that would cause chaos. We should care for all period.

  • grace

    Hmmm, that makes me think…

    I personally prefer being treated by people of the same gender and race as myself. I just can’t dig a male doctor. Is it wrong to have a preference?