MLive.com, March 19, 2014
Hurley Medical Center has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a reverse-discrimination lawsuit filed by a white employee who claims he was the victim of racial harassment by his black boss. "I hope there's strong support for this settlement and Hurley condemns reverse discrimination," said Mark Hillaker Jr.'s attorney, Glen Lenhoff. Hillaker filed the lawsuit in March 2013 claiming that his black supervisor made derogatory remarks to him because of his race. Hillaker, who works as an environmental technician at the hospital, claims that the remarks began in late 2007 and that the supervisor referred to him as "stupid white boy" and told other hospital employees, "Don't do that, I will get my white boy to do it," according to the lawsuit.