A suit against public hospital system Denver Health continues to progress, with participants looking to potentially file a class action request shortly. The suit, which claims that Denver Health engages in routine discrimination against the ethnic minorities it employs, contends that the performance management system put in place by hospital CEO Dr. Patricia Gabow is part of the problem, as it allows the hospital's largely white corps of supervisors to use subjective evaluation criteria that can be swayed by cultural differences. The suit was originally filed by an African-American clinical psychologist, who asserted that among other things, she was forced to work out of a cubicle rather than the office her white colleagues used, and reported to a white supervisor with fewer professional qualifications than she had. The suit also asserts that if minority employees complain about discrimination, they face retaliation.
To get more background on the suit:
- read this Denver Post article