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US-based staffing agency to pay for 'No Haitians' advertisement

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 3:52 PM

A United States-based major healthcare staffing agency has agreed to pay US$100,000 in a settlement for what has been described as an “egregious” classified advertisement that discriminated against Haitian nurses.

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman says Interim Healthcare of Greater New York, Incorporated will pay the penalty and agreed to revise its policies and procedures to ensure full compliance with law.

Schneiderman said the healthcare staffing agency had placed a help wanted advertisement in a local paper in October last year that discriminated against Haitians.

Many New York State legislators and the Haitian community in particular were outraged that the homecare, hospice, and medical placement agency had placed the ad for a 'laid back nurse, no Haitians'.