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For Immediate Release:
October 20, 2015
Media Contact:
Griselle Marino

Chairman Monestime calls for attorney general investigation over healthcare company's racist help wanted ad

MIAMI-DADE, FL – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime is calling for an investigation into a South Florida-based healthcare company after one of its franchisees placed a discriminatory help wanted ad that has drawn national condemnation.

A Nanuet, N.Y., franchise of Interim Healthcare Inc., which is headquartered in Sunrise, Fla., placed an ad on Oct. 15 for a nursing position in a New York pennysaver essentially stating that “no Haitians” need apply.

“It is completely unacceptable that any company in 21st Century America would consider placing such a racist and discriminatory ad,” Chairman Monestime said. “I call upon the U.S. attorney general to investigate this company for its blatant violation of the Civil Rights Act. The days of no blacks, no Jews or no any other ethnicity need apply are over.”