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Mon May 17, 2021, 11:14 AM

Supreme Court won't hear case involving the N-word

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to hear a case that would have let the justices decide whether a single use of the N-word in the workplace can create a hostile work environment.

The high court said Monday it would not take the case of a former Texas hospital employee who said he was subjected to a hostile work environment, including graffiti in one elevator that used the N-word. As is typical, the court did not comment in turning away the case. It was one of many the court rejected Monday.

Robert Collier said that during the seven years he worked as an operating room aide at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, white nurses called him and other Black employees “boy.” He also said management ignored two large swastikas painted on a storage room wall. He sued the hospital after he was fired in 2016.

The hospital’s lawyers had urged the court not to take Collier’s case. In a statement to The Associated Press, hospital spokesman Michael Malaise noted that there is no evidence “that any Parkland employee was responsible for the alleged graffiti or that it was directed specifically at Mr. Collier.”

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Reply Supreme Court won't hear case involving the N-word (Original post)
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 11:17 AM

1. Right now I'd settle for the T-word & I-words

TREASON & INSURRECTION .

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 12:03 PM

2. "trumps court"

the pride of racists destroying amerikkka and this attempt at democracy...

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Mon May 17, 2021, 12:26 PM

3. Barrett and Kavanaugh on the n-word:

In 2019, as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Justice Amy Coney Barrett wrote an opinion for a panel of three judges who unanimously ruled against a Black man who sued over alleged discrimination and had his case dismissed at an early stage. Among other things, he claimed a former supervisor at the Illinois Department of Transportation called him the N-word.

"The n-word is an egregious racial epithet," she wrote. But she said previous cases have made clear that an employee can't win his case "simply by proving that the word was uttered." He also must prove that "use of this word altered the conditions of his employment and created a hostile or abusive working environment."

In 2013, as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh was a part of a three-judge panel including now-Attorney General Merrick Garland that sided with a Black former Fannie Mae employee who sued alleging racial discrimination. The judges ruled that the man, who said he was called the N-word by a supervisor, shouldn't have had his case dismissed at an early stage.

Kavanaugh wrote separately about "probably the most offensive word in English." His view, he said, is that the word's use in the workplace by a supervisor "suffices by itself to establish a racially hostile work environment."

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/supreme-court-justices-consider-hearing-parkland-hospital-case-on-most-offensive-word/2632711/

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 12:30 PM

4. Clarence: "What's the big deal?" n/m

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 04:51 PM

5. I can honestly say

in my 45 years of working full time I have NEVER worked anywhere where that kind of behavior would be tolerated for one minute - never

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Mon May 17, 2021, 07:55 PM

6. First of all, the name of the hospital spokesman is just classic. Almost Pythonesque.

But, how is one supposed to "prove" that the condition of their workplace was changed by the uttering of one word? It is INDICATIVE of a hostile work environment, and, combined with the other outrageous behaviours, how could anyone deny it?

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