Tonya Battle is suing her employers at Hurley Medical Center.
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Tonya Battle is suing her employers at Hurley Medical Center, in Flint, after they ordered her not to look after the baby in the neonatal intensive care unit following a request from its father, WNEM reports.
The lawsuit states: "The father told the [nurse in charge] that he did not want an African Americans taking care of his baby."
It adds that, during the conversation with Battle's supervisor, the father rolled up his sleeve to reveal a tattoo of a Swastika.
The court documents say: "She [BATTLE]was shocked, offended and in disbelief that she was so egregiously discriminated against based on her race and re-assigned."
WNEM TV5 reports that a meeting was then held to tell staff about the new policy regarding the baby.
Source: NY Daily News