Black Nurses Sue in Cobb County
Cobb Co. (WAOK/AP)-Four nurses are suing a nursing company because they say their leaders wouldn’t send black women to
take care of white patients.
In the 63-page lawsuit, the women claim Accord Services violated their civil rights. They said the health care company screened their nurses based on their race before sending them to a patient’s home. Another former employee, who was terminated by Accord, talked about the language she said was frequently used in their offices.
“You could hear something from ‘We can’t use a nurse because they were too ghetto’ or ‘This client doesn’t prefer foreigners’ and ‘Black women are not professional,’” Erika Arnold said, a former H.R. manager.
Throughout the civil rights lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim Accord Services administrators referred to their black employees as “too black, too ethnic, and too old or too ghetto.”