Employee accuses Tyler blood center of racial discrimination

Andrea Dearden Sep. 15, 2014, 12:24pm

An employee alleges a Tyler blood donation center refused to promote her because of her race. 

Rosland Scott, also known as Rosland Scott Searcy, filed a pro se complaint against Carter BloodCare on Aug. 13 in the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas. 

The complaint, written as a letter to the court, alleges Carter BloodCare violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by allegedly discriminating against Scott because of her race. According to the lawsuit, Scott worked for Carter BloodCare from May 2011 to July 2012. After a couple of months on the job, she says two scheduling assistant positions opened up and says she told Human Resources she was interested in applying. Scott claims the company failed to interview her and instead hired "two white females, one who slept on the job continuously and the other one who knew nothing about the position," according to the lawsuit. 

Scott alleges she went out of her way to learn the skills necessary to become a scheduling assistant and continued to tell company recruiters of her interest in the position. She claims she was eventually told Carter BloodCare "had no intentions of hiring" her. Scott contends she was discriminated against because she is black. 

Scott does not ask for damages in the complaint but says she "has pertinent information that is very critical to this civil claim and would like for the judge to hear it." She is representing herself. 

The case number is Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas case 6:14-cv-00655-JDL.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.

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