Reversal of fortune – Did race play a role in an RN’s termination?
Abstract: When a Caucasian registered nurse was terminated from his employment, he claimed constructive discharge due to reverse discrimination. But as this article explains, there was some question over whether he could show that his supervisor’s conduct was actionable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This article summarizes the Sixth Circuit case Fletcher v. U.S. Renal Care. A sidebar describes a similar Title VII case decided by the Eighth Circuit. Fletcher v. U.S. Renal Care, No. 17-3327, Sept. 28, 2017 (6th Cir.) Sanders v. Lee County School Dist. No. 1, No. 10-3240, Feb. 28, 2012 (8th Cir.)