A senior staff nurse burst out laughing when a visitor stammered asking to see her granddaughter
A woman who stammers was visiting her granddaughter in hospital. She stammered when saying her granddaughter’s name to the senior staff nurse, who burst out laughing.
After seeing her granddaughter, she sought out the senior staff nurse, who was in a meeting with other nurses. She explained to the senior nurse – in front of the other nurses – that she stammered, that lots of people like her experienced others laughing at them all the time, and that she wanted the nurse to understand how negative responses can make people feel.
More: I don’t deserve to be mocked for my stammer (stamma.org), 18 Oct 2023.
This sounds likely to be harassment contrary to Equality Act 2010.