BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ruled that a Boston hospital retaliated against a Haitian-American nurse who stood up for a black colleague and has awarded her $28 million.
Gessy Toussaint’s attorney described Wednesday’s verdict against Brigham and Women’s Hospital as “monumental.” The Boston Globe reports that Toussaint also had accused the hospital of racial discrimination, but the jury didn’t find proof of that claim.READ MORE: Body Of Missing Swimmer Recovered From Hyde Park Pond
Toussaint says the retaliation started after she defended another Haitian-American nurse, Nirva Berthold, who also is suing the hospital. Berthold says she was denied a promotion because she’s black. That claim is still pending.READ MORE: 'It's Really Disturbing': Harvard Student In Surfside, Florida Describes Scene Of Building Collapse
The hospital says it plans to appeal the retaliation ruling but is pleased with the decision on Toussaint’s discrimination claim.MORE NEWS: 'Our Roads Need Attention Now': Attleboro Official Says State Can't Afford 2 Month Sales Tax Holiday
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