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Non-Catholic nursing home aid fired for refusing to say rosary with a resident

Is this the next step after letting employers decide what birth control you can use?  Now they can force you to pray?

 

http://hr.cch.com/eld/NobachWoodland.pdf

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 5:42 PM on Sep. 8, 2012 in Religious Debate

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  • Plaintiff received four previous disciplinary write ups, for a total of five during her approximately thirteen [13] months of employment at Woodland Village. 


    Sounds like, whether this incident happened or not, she was on the road to being fired anyways.


    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 5:57 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

  • Sounds like, whether this incident happened or not, she was on the road to being fired anyways.

    That's like saying the woman who was arrested for drugs would've been raped the next time she took them anyway, so who cares if she was raped?
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 6:01 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

  • What JeremysMom said ~ and >It is undisputed that Plaintiff did not mention the purported conflict between her religious beliefs and praying the rosary to her employer, Woodland Village, until after she was terminated. Plaintiff did inform her co-worker, Alexis Gardner,on September 19, 2009, that she would not do the rosary.<

    >Nowhere in the record does Plaintiff assert that she requested Woodland Village to accommodate
    any religious belief(s).<

    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 6:06 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

  • What? No it's not lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:07 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

  • What JeremysMom said ~ and >It is undisputed that Plaintiff did not mention the purported conflict between her religious beliefs and praying the rosary to her employer, Woodland Village, until after she was terminated. Plaintiff did inform her co-worker, Alexis Gardner,on September 19, 2009, that she would not do the rosary.<

    And yet, it the judgment is granted by the court on the basis of fact - that the employer did violate her rights. You should read the whole thing instead of focusing on something that was ultimately found insufficient to prevent judgment.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 6:09 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

  • They were both found at fault, if I'm reading the summary right. The nursing home violated her rights in a situation they could have accommodated for.

    And her accusations were too over the top and couldn't be proven, causing her case to be dismissed and she won't be able to refile.

    What a mess. She probably could have used a better lawyer who would have known the best way to file her case.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 6:31 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

  • And her accusations were too over the top and couldn't be proven, causing her case to be dismissed and she won't be able to refile.

    Her case isn't dismissed, only the portion relating to workplace abuse. There is still judgment on discrimination.

    What the summary is saying is this - the nursing home filed a motion to have her initial case thrown out, and was denied - the case against them stands. Meanwhile, the 2nd charge the aid filed on was not proven sufficiently, and has also been denied. Leaving them at a case against the nursing home for religious discrimination, but cannot extend to abuse.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 6:35 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

  • I did read the whole thing ~ it goes to trial.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 6:42 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

  • Thanks, NP for clarifying.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 8:31 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

  • According to the legal documents this was part of her job description. I don't think this is out of line to expect if you're at a Catholic facility. Sounds like she was well suited for this position.
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:36 PM on Sep. 8, 2012

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