Employees sue hospital over alleged discrimination

November 21, 2002
Eight current and former employees of Hennepin County Medical Center said Wednesday that they have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the county, claiming that the Minneapolis hospital has made it nearly impossible for black workers to be promoted.
      During the announcement outside HCMC, they said the suit was a last resort.
      According to the lawsuit, 10 people, including two former employees, say HCMC discriminates against its black employees with "nearly insurmountable barriers" to gain job promotions.