As if low global demand for nurses wasn’t enough to deal with, 72 nursing graduates won’t be able to take their licensing test this December because a fixer ran away with their money.
Three nurses and a secretary were fired from Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in April for speaking in Tagalog.
They were fired for violating a policy to speak only English in the hospital’s emergency room.
“All it takes is just one word. That can be a greeting, a remark or even the name of a Filipino dish. Based on this rule, you could say ‘bagoong’ and lose your job“
The employees have complained of arbitrary termination, adding that the rule prohibiting them from speaking in a language other than English violated their rights.
Now you can get mad, Philippines.