Doctor accuses Orange County hospital of racial discrimination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 17, 2017

ORLANDO — A doctor is suing an Orange County hospital, alleging a hostile work environment and racial discrimination.

ORLANDO — A doctor is suing an Orange County hospital, alleging a hostile work environment and racial discrimination.

Baiywo Rop, a black man of Kenyan descent, filed a complaint Oct. 25 in Orange Circuit Court against Adventist Health System doing business as Florida Hospital in Orlando, alleging discrimination. 

According to the complaint, since February 2017, Rop has suffered damages, including economic loss, emotional distress, and impairment of quality of life, after being terminated from hospital's radiology residency program. The suit says Rop was dismissed as retaliation for complaining about illegal treatment in the workplace, and for being subjected to disparate treatment because of his race, national origin and his contracting anemia. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant caused Rop to experience hostile and retaliatory actions, subjected him to an adverse employment action, and treated other employees outside of the plaintiff's class more fairly and favorably.

Rop seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, compensatory damages and all other relief the court deems appropriate. He is represented by attorney Jerry Girley of The Girley Law Firm PA in Orlando.

Orange Circuit Court case number 17-CA-9484

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