Black nurse Antoinette Redmond files racial discrimination lawsuit against SE Texas medical facility, alleging white employees not required to work weekends or overtime.
Black nurse Antoinette Redmond files racial discrimination lawsuit against Daybreak Venture and Heritage Villa Nursing Home and Rehabilitation LP, sued the medical facility alleging she was fired shortly after questioning why Caucasian employees were not required to work on weekends or overtime, according to the Southeast Texas Record.
According to the complaint, Redmond, an African-American female, was hired on May 4, 2005, as a charge nurse by the defendant to work at the Heritage location in Dayton. She states she had no complaints or disciplinary procedures until she engaged in protected activity and questioned how race was a factor in overtime and weekend work schedules.
She claims she questioned her supervisor why Caucasian employees were not required to work on weekends and overtime.
Redmond was terminated on May 5, 2010, allegedly for allowing another employee to clock-in for her. She states this was a “sham,” as this was a well-known practice within the company that co-workers would clock in and out for each other. Source
It will be interesting to see how this discrimination lawsuit turns out. Ms. Redmond wants to be reinstated to her position as well.