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Supreme Court won't hear case involving the N-word

Posted at 10:38 AM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 10:38:52-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to hear a case that would have let the justices decide whether a single use of the N-word in the workplace can create a hostile work environment.

The high court said it would not take the case of a former Texas hospital employee who said he was subjected to a hostile work environment, including graffiti in one elevator that used the N-word.

As is typical, the court did not comment in turning away the case.

Robert Collier said that during the seven years he worked as an operating room aide at a hospital in Dallas, white nurses called him and other Black employees “boy.”

He sued the hospital after he was fired in 2016.