Dameron Hospital Association and Chief Operation Officer Served with Civil Rights Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit by Signature Law Group, LLP.

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Dameron Hospital Association and its Chief Operating Officer Nicholas Arismendi have been served with a Civil Rights racial discrimination and retaliation suit by the only African American female physician to hold an executive level position in the 100 year history of the Hospital.

Gregory M. Finch of Signature Law Group, states his client “did not want to have to go to court, but was hurt and left with no alternative.”

Dameron Hospital Association and its Chief Operating Officer Nicholas Arismendi have been served with a Civil Rights racial discrimination and retaliation suit. The suit, filed in the California Eastern District of the Federal Court (Case number: 2:2012 cv 00751), alleges that Dr. Golden, a respected contracted physician and Chief Quality Officer at the facility, was treated differently from all other contracted physicians as the only African American female to hold an executive level position at Dameron Hospital Association in the 100 year history of the Hospital.

According to the complaint, following her complaints of discrimination and retaliation, Dr. Golden was repeatedly subject to a pattern of retaliation including harassment, intimidation, exclusion from meetings she would have normally attended, unilaterally canceling her contracts, intimidating other physicians to avoid her, monitoring of her comings and goings, interfering with her business relationships and providing negative references.

The complaint alleges that after reporting the racial discrimination and retaliation on two occasions, Dr. Golden was, dismissively, instructed to “Just talk to ARISMENDI,” and the retaliation escalated.

Gregory M. Finch of Signature Law Group, states his client “did not want to have to go to court, but was hurt personally and professionally and left with no alternative.”

Dameron Hospital Association is a community non-profit hospital located in Stockton, CA.

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