A healthcare company is now apologizing after an ad was placed in a New York newspaper asking for a nurse but specifying that "no Haitians" apply for the position, according to the Associated Press.
The ad reportedly ran in the Oct. 15 issue of the New City Pennysaver for Interim Healthcare Inc. seeking a female nurse for a job in West Haverstraw that read “Laid back nurse, no Haitians.”
Pennysaver Group says the ad was published in its weekly print edition by mistake and without “proper editing protocol,” the AP reported, and has apologized to it readers and the Haitian community.
Interim Healthcare also apologized in a message on its Facebook page, calling the ad "totally unacceptable" and "offensive." The company added that it's reviewing its policy and procedures to make sure that it will never happen again.
The mistake was noticed within days and called out on Facebook, according to The Journal News. There has also been more adverse reaction since reports of the ad surfaced through social media.
A Rockland County lawmaker, Sen. David Carlucci, has gone one step further and is calling for an investigation by the state Department of Labor and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office, The Journal News reported.