Nurse Sues Michigan Hospital for Discrimination

Lawsuit claims Hurley Medical Center fulfilled a dad's request to not let black nurses care for his baby.
0:51 | 02/20/13

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In Michigan aid note in a neonatal intensive care unit is causing an intense debate and now a lawsuit. An African American nurse says -- hospital in Flint agreed to a father's request. For no black nurses to care for his newborn. And she says there was a note taped to a clipboard in the icu which read please no African American nurses to care for baby her dad's request. 49 year old nurse Tonya battles at the hospital reassigned her because she's black. Battle is now suing for discrimination and violation of the State's Civil Rights Act and is asking for punitive damages hospital officials say the father's request was denied. And no nurses were barred from caring for the baby. But they do admit they were concerned for the staff's safety after the father showed a nursing supervisor. A swastika tattoo.

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