Nurse Can Proceed with National-Origin and Age-Bias Claims


A 54-year-old registered nurse who was born in the Philippines and spoke English with a strong accent can move forward with her claims of workplace harassment based on age and national origin, a California appeals court ruled.

The plaintiff sued her former employer, a hospital, alleging that her supervisor repeatedly criticized Filipino nurses, stating they did not speak English correctly, and told other employees that the nurses had been there for too long and made too much money.

The plaintiff was a unit coordinator in the hospital’s medical-surgical department, where most of the unit coordinators were Filipino.

She claimed that whenever her supervisor met with the unit coordinators, she singled out for criticism those who spoke English as a…


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Credit to Joanne Deschenaux for the original post.

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