Nurse Claims She Was Fired by Huntington Hospital Because She is Latina

Published : Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 6:38 AM

A registered nurse who was fired earlier this year from Huntington Hospital for unprofessional conduct claims the accusation is false and is suing the hospital, alleging she was discriminated against because she is a Latina.

Martha Beltran said in the suit she worked for the hospital for about 30 years, rising from a housekeeper to an RN, according to a story by City News Service.

In the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed last week Beltran alleges racial discrimination, retaliation, failure to prevent discrimination and retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to CNS.

CNS said a Huntington Hospital spokesperson declined to comment on the suit, saying the Hospital does not release statements about pending litigation.

“The first 34 years of plaintiff’s employment at HHM were positive,” according to her lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims Beltran never received any written reprimands before October 2017, when two new supervisors were named to oversee Beltran’s department, CNS said.

The suit details allegations by Beltran that the new supervisors and a small group of white nurses began a campaign of discrimination targeting her and other Latino and black nurses.

Ultimately, based on false accusations, Beltran was fired last January, the lawsuit claims.

The suit claims that 13 of Beltran’s peers signed a protest letter to Huntington Hospital management contradicting the allegations against Beltran.

The suit filed seeks unspecified damages.

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