Saturday, May 05, 2012
Lawsuit Says: Black employees harassed at Christ Medical Center - Truth Says: Lazy fat ass nurse didn't want to do her job
A former employee of a Southland hospital claims she and other black employees were repeatedly discriminated against, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday.
In the suit, Johnita Murry, who worked in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, claims she was suspended in 2009 after complaining about racial harassment and preferential treatment of nonblack employees.
Shortly afterward, she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a move the lawsuit claims prompted the hospital to fire her in retaliation.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, alleges that Murry and four other black employees who worked in the same unit were “subjected to race-based hostility and discriminatory treatment by the white nurses and managers.”
White employees allegedly called Murry “Crack-nita” and "Goodyear Blimp Ass" on a daily basis, the suit claims.
The suit seeks a jury trial, attorney’s fees, lost wages and other damages.
A hospital spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment.