Supreme Court Won't Hear Case Involving Racial Slur

Written by on May 17, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Courtroom is declining to listen to a case that will have let the justices determine whether or not a single use of the N-word within the office can create a hostile work atmosphere.

The excessive courtroom mentioned Monday it could not take the case of a former Texas hospital worker who mentioned he was subjected to a hostile work atmosphere, together with graffiti in a single elevator that used the N-word. As is typical, the courtroom didn’t remark in turning away the case. It was certainly one of many the courtroom rejected Monday.

Robert Collier mentioned that throughout the seven years he labored as an working room aide at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, white nurses known as him and different Black staff “boy.” He additionally mentioned administration ignored two massive swastikas painted on a storage room wall. He sued the hospital after he was fired in 2016.

The hospital’s legal professionals had urged the courtroom to not take Collier’s case. In a press release to The Related Press, hospital spokesman Michael Malaise famous that there isn’t any proof “that any Parkland worker was accountable for the alleged graffiti or that it was directed particularly at Mr. Collier.”

Parkland is the hospital the place President John F. Kennedy was taken in 1963 after he was fatally shot.


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