FILIPINO NURSES WIN A LANGUAGE DISCRIMINATION SETTLEMENT

I received the news on the victory of Filipino nurses on a language discrimination settlement this month, but due to other reasons I’m posting it now. In a recent article from the LA Times reported that a group of Filipino nurses who claimed they were mocked for their accents and ordered to speak “English only” won a nearly $1-million settlement against a Central California hospital where bosses and co-workers were allegedly urged to eavesdrop on the immigrant workers. This was reported to be the largest language discrimination settlement in the U.S. healthcare industry, according to the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.