BOSTON (AP) — Two Haitian-American nurses have sued Boston’s prestigious Brigham & Women’s Hospital, one alleging she was denied a promotion because she is black and the other saying management retaliated against her for standing up for her colleague.
The Boston Globe reports that the trials are scheduled to start this week in Suffolk Superior Court.READ MORE: Car Crashes Into Saugus Building, Leaves Hole In Brick Wall
Nirva Berthold says in her suit that after nine years taking care of cancer patients, she applied for a higher-paying job in 2013 as nurse educator in orthopedics. She said she was turned down because she is black. The hospital said she was not qualified.READ MORE: To Do List: Adult Brain Games, Beer Garden, Dinosaur Drive-Thru
The other nurse, Gessy Toussaint, said the hospital retaliated against her when she stood up for Berthold in a dispute with a doctor.
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