Mocking an Employee’s Accent Qualifies as Discrimination

A Filipino nurse who is over 40 years old sued Dameron Hospital for national origin and age discrimination.  In her ninth year as a unit coordinator at the hospital, Nancy Ortiz and her colleagues, 99% of whom are Filipino, were given a new department director.  The director would only give the Filipino workers “negative feedback” and routinely “humiliate[d]” them for their accents.  The director said, “those of you with a thick accent, those of you that cannot speak English