EEOC Says Deal Reached in Mississippi Nursing Home Suit

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a settlement has been reached in a discrimination lawsuit filed against a Meridian nursing home.

An EEOC news release says Poplar Springs Nursing Center LLC will pay $40,000 and provide other relief to settle the lawsuit filed on behalf of 53-year-old Gloria Carey, who is black.

The EEOC says Carey was denied a social worker position because of her age and race.

The EEOC says Carey had 27 years of social worker experience, but a younger, white female was the only candidate interviewed and hired.

When contacted Tuesday, a woman at the nursing center refused to comment about the matter.


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  • by please read on May 12, 2010 at 09:16 AM
    The article said that the white female was the ONLY candidate interviewed and hired.
  • by Anonymous on May 10, 2010 at 01:50 PM
    _____ tired of NAACP popping ion here running their traps telling others what they dont know then you have others cant even comment on them fact ms. is poor shape because of this trash walks away ... let the fools drown in their own bowels they spew up
  • by Anonymous on May 8, 2010 at 07:33 AM
    BW or is it __ its called resume work history and education.... other then spewing out trash you do you show little of anything
  • by BW on May 7, 2010 at 09:48 PM
    To "An American" How do you know the young white woman had better work skills. You are making an assumption that may not be true. We all know that the good 'Ole boy network is alive and well. It just does not discriminate because of race, or because of your work skills. It discriminates because you don't know the right people. You have have excellent work skills, and someone with less education, less experience, and no work ethics will get hired. The good 'Ole boy network does not worry about race, it discriminates against whites and blacks equally! I know nothing about this case, but I know something about this area, and I would bet the person who got the job had some sort of connection that helped her get hired. It had nothing to do with her skills, it had more to do with either who she knew and her overall age and projected image(young and white). I would bet she is also attractive, which will always trumps everything else. Was she hired by a man?
  • by BW on May 7, 2010 at 09:32 PM
    To Lauderdale 2 - Get you glasses "ace". Third paragraph says the case was over race and age.
  • by Lauderdale 2 on May 7, 2010 at 01:51 PM
    Ace: for your information it is a RACE issue, that is why Gloria sued. Hello, did you not read the article!!
  • by BW on May 6, 2010 at 09:11 PM
    The economy has been harder on older worker because you can look around the community and find employees that have been employed who are losing their jobs in disproportional numbers to younger workers. The employers are even brave about what they tell older workers because don't fear this law. I know one person that was told after he was let go that the business was for "young men". Yes he said men; this business not only has a problem discriminating because of age, but also sexal discrimination. All kinds of discrimination is live and well in Meridian business, so maybe this case will serve as a lesson for business who have been more concerned that older workers do not have the right image the business is looking to project than they are in doing the right thing.
  • by Disgussted Location: Meridian on May 6, 2010 at 08:56 PM
    As long as you have blood sucking, bottom feeding attornies and amoral, greedy, low class whites or blacks, you will have lawsuits. There have been so many instances in my life that I could sue, but I didn't. I hope all you folks that "settled" because you didn't get your way will never enjoy a dime of your ill gotten gains. The only way I can stay sane is knowing that God will eventually punish them. We have just seen where this did happen and it wasn't soon enough for me. Oh yes, in the event that I get sued for this. ALLEGEDLY!!!! I know nothin.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on May 6, 2010 at 04:25 PM
    I am disgusted by some one sueing a company b/c they were not hired. Poplar Springs nursing home has never been racist toward me and they took wonderful care of my mother.
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM
    This isn't her first lawsuit and I'm sure it won't be her last.
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