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Lawsuit Filed Against Doctor’s Network Giving $100k Signing Bonus To Only Black Applicants

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A national physicians group, Vituity, is facing a lawsuit over its “Bridge to Brilliance Program,” which offers a $100,000 bonus exclusively to black applicants.

The group Do No Harm alleges that this program constitutes racial discrimination, violating federal law.

Vituity defends the program, stating it is designed to address disparities in healthcare access and opportunities for marginalized communities. (Trending: US State Unveils Controversial ‘Gender Neutral’ Laws)

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, seeks to prevent the program’s racially discriminatory criteria from being enforced until the case is resolved.

“Black patients want the best doctors and the best medical care – not doctors that are racially concordant,” said Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, board chair of Do No Harm.

“Vituity’s Bridge to Brilliance Program, which offers physicians hiring opportunities and sign on bonuses on the basis of race, is abhorrent and rightfully illegal,” he said.

“Medical staffing agencies like Vituity are given the important responsibility of offering medical positions to the most qualified medical professionals. Like all aspects of health care, patient safety and patient concerns should be primary, not the skin color or the racial makeup of their physician,” Goldfarb added.

Vituity says that its program is “designed to bridge the gaps in access and opportunities in health care for historically marginalized communities.”

“Led by our DEI/Health Equity team, this program provides aspiring and current health care professionals with the resources and support needed to thrive on their journey in medicine,” its website says.

“DEI” is a reference to “diversity, equity and inclusion.”

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Vituity said it “firmly believes in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion” despite allegations of blatant racial discriminationl.

“We will vigorously defend the Program and continue our mission to enhance healthcare services for all communities,” the organization said.

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