Filipinos win settlement in English-only case

Sep 17, 2012 Full story: Seattle Post-Intelligencer 82

Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California will share a nearly $1 million settlement in a lawsuit claiming they were targeted by a rule requiring English only at work, federal officials said Monday.

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MercyNurse

Bakersfield, CA

#67 Sep 22, 2012
Hca wrote:
Because you kno I'm right about you dumb a s s es not following rules you all of a sudden started playing the food stamp welfare card well maybe you need o go back to school and learn how to read so maybe you can understand the rules!
I play the welfare card because that is all you understand with your welfare I.Q.; it seemed to get you hot and bothered. You say you have a career, of course you do. You are following the footsteps of your grandparents and parents of being on welfare and handouts. Your career is depending on the government to feed you and your runny nose children. I bet you cant even afford diapers. Oh but that is the way you were raised in your great country. wait till welfare dries up you will be begging like a street dog on the streets your worthless little being!

Since: Aug 08

Young laughter makes me angry

#68 Sep 22, 2012
Smelly Eskimos.
Wuttz up

Bakersfield, CA

#69 Sep 22, 2012
MercyNurse wrote:
<quoted text>I play the welfare card because that is all you understand with your welfare I.Q.; it seemed to get you hot and bothered. You say you have a career, of course you do. You are following the footsteps of your grandparents and parents of being on welfare and handouts. Your career is depending on the government to feed you and your runny nose children. I bet you cant even afford diapers. Oh but that is the way you were raised in your great country. wait till welfare dries up you will be begging like a street dog on the streets your worthless little being!
Is that how u treat ur patients??? I think yess.
All u talk abt is welfare! Is that all u got?? Come on just shut up. Wat do u kno abt people? Ummm nothin!! So just shut up and take care of ur patient u dumbass!!!!
Hca

Delano, CA

#70 Sep 22, 2012
No your playing the welfare card makes me laugh because the money I give back is probably in your ebt card..no I dot have runny nose children but uhm if it makes you feel any better on how u can't just seem to understand all I said was follow rules you stu pid Filipinos then feel free hahahahhahahahah
Wuttz up

Bakersfield, CA

#72 Sep 23, 2012
MercyNurse wrote:
<quoted text>Your comments just show how ignorant and immature that you truly are. You write as if you are about 15 years old but that could be your IQ also. Now I know you truly are on government aid..how sad you have amounted to nothing but street trash.
& you think your da shit!
RULES

United States

#75 Sep 23, 2012
Rules are set during working hours, but they are being harassed on speaking their language during lunches and breaks and other "coworkers" spraying air fresheners over their food. So what rules are broken, or should I say isn't there a rule against harassment? I mean isn't there a rule about harassment?
RULES

United States

#76 Sep 23, 2012
Maybe other workers need to follow rules as well. Filipinos were singled out. Mexicans didn't get crap for speaking Spanish due to people just don't give an f about them anymore.
panchovilla

Bakersfield, CA

#77 Sep 23, 2012
mexicans dont know how to unite as do filipinos. mexicans dont trust each other its likek putting a bunch of crabs in a bucket, once one tries to get out the rest try hard to keep him from leaving. A shame but truth.

Since: Sep 12

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#78 Sep 30, 2012
With my person experience of filipino's the majority of them are rude and obnoxious. I live outside of a military base and this group of people dominate the area. Please do not take this the wrong way, I know some Filipino' s that are very nice. But you came to the US because your country is poor and there were no jobs for nurse, there when you take an oath of citizenship you are taking the oath of an American---we speak English . I have no probably with some one speaking their language because this is their culture. But there is a time and a place for everything. It is very rude to speak in a language that someone does not know. And in a good majority of hospitals you can only speak English. Because we have a democracy in the US, people come here and take us for granted. There is no way this type of lawsuit would have been filed in the Philippines . So respect our country and speak our language. You can speak Tagalog in the privacy of your home .
new

United States

#79 Sep 30, 2012
Ann40 wrote:
With my person experience of filipino's the majority of them are rude and obnoxious. I live outside of a military base and this group of people dominate the area. Please do not take this the wrong way, I know some Filipino' s that are very nice. But you came to the US because your country is poor and there were no jobs for nurse, there when you take an oath of citizenship you are taking the oath of an American---we speak English . I have no probably with some one speaking their language because this is their culture. But there is a time and a place for everything. It is very rude to speak in a language that someone does not know. And in a good majority of hospitals you can only speak English. Because we have a democracy in the US, people come here and take us for granted. There is no way this type of lawsuit would have been filed in the Philippines . So respect our country and speak our language. You can speak Tagalog in the privacy of your home .
Very well stated and very true.#USVeteran
hiho

Delano, CA

#80 Sep 30, 2012
MercyNurse wrote:
<quoted text>Your comments just show how ignorant and immature that you truly are. You write as if you are about 15 years old but that could be your IQ also. Now I know you truly are on government aid..how sad you have amounted to nothing but street trash.
Maybe the hospital director should see how his nurses behave and name call people on this stupid website..it's a shame u call urself a nurse, nurses are supposed to be compassionate and careing, totally the opposite of what all you philipino nurses are doing on this website, and it's just common sense that people raised with manners wouldn't speak in a different language infront of those who do not understand what you're saying, and I'm sure if your useless country would have such benifits as ours, there would be alot of useless, lazy philipinos who would take their country for granted as well, y'all have a pitty country and know what's it like to live like shit, i guess OUR country does spoil it's citizens, and that's why unkindly humans as yourself strive for more, now you can go blow your money in a casino and let all the Indians have it..:)
truth

Los Angeles, CA

#81 Oct 1, 2012
ICUNurse wrote:
<quoted text>We are here because we sacraficed alot back home to go to school and become educated. We worked very hard for our education. Alot of you, take this country for granted, you were born here, but were too lazy to take advantage of your American education. If you dont want to study hard and work even harder, that is your own choosing! We decided to study and work hard and come to American, isnt that the American dream?!
ur not a citizen, u send ur mobey back to da philippines, n maybe u should read da history books of what da american dream is
truth

Los Angeles, CA

#82 Oct 1, 2012
hiho wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe the hospital director should see how his nurses behave and name call people on this stupid website..it's a shame u call urself a nurse, nurses are supposed to be compassionate and careing, totally the opposite of what all you philipino nurses are doing on this website, and it's just common sense that people raised with manners wouldn't speak in a different language infront of those who do not understand what you're saying, and I'm sure if your useless country would have such benifits as ours, there would be alot of useless, lazy philipinos who would take their country for granted as well, y'all have a pitty country and know what's it like to live like shit, i guess OUR country does spoil it's citizens, and that's why unkindly humans as yourself strive for more, now you can go blow your money in a casino and let all the Indians have it..:)
i agree with u
truth

Los Angeles, CA

#83 Oct 1, 2012
I was a pt at drmc, n yes some if da filipino nurses r rude, speak der language in front me, didnt explain what dey r doin, n when i complained to der director, da nurses came back n told me i had no rt to do dat n who do i think i am, n those nurses dat won da settlement r greedy, rude nurses, n will step on der own kind to get what is der,.if dey dont like where dey wk, then leave but they dont cuz no other place will put up with der shit, they think america owes dem shit, we dont, cuz they wont b american citizens, thry wont let der kids go into da service to give them da freedom they want everything but wont pay da price, dis settlement just showed how ignorant they r n pathetic, n because of dat they wont prosper n dis country n will still b looked down as, poor, gambling people, oh yeah, im philippino but my family dont act like dat or treat people like dat, we have manners, n treat people how we want to b treated
1919fdch

Delano, CA

#84 Oct 7, 2012
you plips are annoying you sound like chickens
1919fdch

Delano, CA

#85 Oct 7, 2012
patients complaint the way you treat them if you are taking care of patients you need to speak English you are in America not in your country
smart

Delano, CA

#87 Oct 7, 2012
plips are annoying sound like chickens dont have respect for others.When taking care of patients you need to speak English, you are in America not in your country.
smart

Delano, CA

#88 Oct 7, 2012
You felt offended when by policy you needed to speak English while taking care of patients can you imagine how the patients feel when all pilipino nurses speak in tagalog or in any other dialect rather than English? It is very rude.
smart

Delano, CA

#89 Oct 13, 2012
drmc has a bad reputation because you flip nurses you are very rude.
smart

Delano, CA

#90 Oct 13, 2012
YOU keep saying you have education,an educated person wont express the way you are doing it.

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