Is it possible to discriminate against male nurses?

A male nurse in a psychiatric hospital has complained that he has been forced by supervisors to take on a heavier case load AND has been assigned patients under the guise of, "You should take this patient because you're a man," thus leaving the male nurse with a heavier more dangerous work load. When he addresses how he feels, he is ignored or told to "deal with it" and "You complain too much." Is this a form of reverse discrimination?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 3, 2011 8:50 PM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

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Janet L. Heins
Yes, this is likely gender discrimination. If the nurse wants to pursue a legal claim, however, he needs to make very clear to the hospital that he feels discriminated against because of his gender. Then if the hospital does not make it stop, or retaliates against him for complaining, he probably has a case at that point.

Janet L. Heins
Heins Law Office LLC
www.heinslawoffice.com

posted by Janet L. Heins  |  Nov 26, 2011 12:51 PM [EST]

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