A Michigan nurse claims she was banned from caring for a newborn child because of her skin color.
Tonya Battle is suing her employers at Hurley Medical Center.
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