Washington (AP) —The Supreme Court refuses to hear a case that would have caused a judge to decide whether a single use of the N-ward in the workplace could create a hostile work environment. ..
The High Court said Monday that it would not take up the case of a former Texas Hospital employee who said he was exposed to a hostile work environment, including graffiti on a single elevator using N-word. As is often the case, the court did not comment on dismissing the case. It was one of many cases dismissed by the court on Monday.
Robert Collier said he had worked as an operating room aide at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for seven years, and that a white nurse called him and other black employees “boys.” He also said management ignored the two large swastikas on the walls of the storage room. He sued the hospital after being fired in 2016.
A lawyer at the hospital had asked the court not to file a proceeding with Collier. In a statement to the Associated Press, hospital spokesman Michael Murrays said there was no evidence that “Parkland employees were responsible for graffiti, or it was specifically directed to Mr. Collier.” Stated.
Parkland is a hospital that was taken in 1963 after President John F. Kennedy was shot deadly.