FLINT (WWJ/AP) – A Flint hospital is facing racial discrimination lawsuits from black and white former workers.

William Smith, who served as an executive vice president and general counsel at Hurley Medical Center, sued last month in U.S. District Court. He is black and says the hospital’s white CEO refused to allow him to hire a black woman.

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Hospital spokeswoman Ilene Cantor says Hurley denies the allegations.

Smith’s attorney, Glen Lenhoff, says his client also protested the hospital’s handling of complaints from black nurses after they said they weren’t allowed to treat a white baby.

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Separately, ex-hospital human relations coordinator Nancy Roschival sued in federal court. The lawsuit from Roschival, who is white, says a black employee’s job should have been cut instead.

The hospital denies the allegations.

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