Nurse Tonya Battle was hard at work caring for an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit of Hurley Medical Center in Michigan when she became a victim of racial discrimination.
According to reports, the baby’s father noticed Battle with his child and asked to speak to a supervisor.
He then told the supervisor that he “did not want any African Americans taking care of his child.”
The man proceeded to roll up his sleeve and reveal a tattoo that resembled a Swastika.
The child was reassigned to another nurse right away and Battle returned to work the next day to see a note stating “No African American nurse to take care of baby” on her clipboard.
She is now suing the hospital for condoning the father’s behavior and banning her from caring for the child based on the color of her skin.
‘[She] was shocked, offended and in disbelief that she was so egregiously discriminated against based on her race and re-assigned,’ the court documents state.
What do you think the hospital should’ve done?