Pennysaver Ad Causes Upset in Rockland County

Rockland County residents and officials are upset over an advertisement that was placed in the New City Pennysaver on October 15. The short ad, allegedly placed by Interim Healthcare Inc., is seeking an in-home nurse and states, “Laid back nurse, no haitians, must have strong respiratory mngt, gtube.” The community is now questioning why the paper allowed the ad to go through and why the company wrote it in the first place, many stating that it is obviously discriminatory against Haitian people. The ad caught people’s attention almost immediately, and over the weekend officials began taking a stance. Senator David Carlucci released a comment, stating, “I am outraged at this blatant form of employment discrimination, this company should be ashamed of itself and Pennysaver should strongly reconsider running any job posting from Interim Healthcare in future publications.” On Monday County Executive Ed Day announced that the Rockland Human Rights Commission would complete an investigation into the ad.

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