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MaineGeneral faces discrimination lawsuit from former employee

The Maine Employee Rights Group is currently pursuing a lawsuit which alleges that MaineGeneral unlawfully discriminated against Adela Blethen because of her race, national origin, color, and her complaints about racial harassment. Ms. Blethen, a Hispanic woman from Hallowell, Maine, worked for MaineGeneral as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) from June 2006 until November 2009. Ms. Blethen worked in the Gray Birch facility, where residents received long term care. Ms. Blethen’s lawsuit alleges that MaineGeneral discriminated and retaliated against her after she reported to MaineGeneral that residents were calling her derogatory, racist names like “black [expletive]” and “that Mexican.”