Do you think, just maybe, these black employees may have been taunted because they treated fellow white employees and white patients like ASSHOLES and that these same black employees rarely showed up on time or did any work? I can tell you this from experience, IF YOU ARE DOING YOUR JOB AND PART OF THE TEAM - NOBODY WANTS TO ROCK THE BOAT AND HAVE MORE WORK DUMPED ON THEM... I will bet the farm these black females just don't have the social skills or intelligence to do the job they were hired for...LAWDY LAWDY LAWDY Let's all thank quotas and affirmative action!A second former employee of Advocate Christ Medical Center has come forward saying she and other black employees were discriminated against, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Beatrice Ocloo claims she worked in the Oak Lawn hospital’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and that she was suspended and then fired in July 2011 after filing a complaint about race-based taunting at work.
White employees allegedly called her “Baboon” and referred to her as “that African with the weird unwashed smelly hair”, "Nurse Stanko" and “that little African with the giant azz” in a derogatory way for several months, the suit claims.
She further alleges her white coworkers purposefully bumped into her in the halls, cursed her out or would ignore her when she was standing near them or were seen holding their noses due to the stench, the suit says.
After Ocloo complained about the taunting to the hospital’s human resource managers, staff members falsely accused her of carelessly transporting a patient, which resulted in disciplinary action.
Shortly afterward, she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a move the lawsuit claims prompted the hospital to suspend, and eventually fire her in retaliation. She had been working at the hospital for 15 years.
Ocloo’s is the second such suit filed against the hospital in U.S. District Court this month.
Johnita Murry, who also worked in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, filed a suit May 4 claiming she and four other black employees were “subjected to race-based hostility and discriminatory treatment by the white nurses and managers.”
White employees allegedly called Murry “Crack-nita” on a daily basis, the previous suit claims. Murry claims she also was fired after complaining to the EEOC.
Both suits claim violations of the U.S. Civil Rights Act and seek a jury trial, attorney’s fees, lost wages and other damages.
A hospital spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment on either suit Wednesday evening.