Tuesday, June 11, 2013
No Religious Discrimination In Disciplining Employee For Preaching At Lesbian Co-Worker
In Hall v. Tift County Hospital Authority, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80913 (MD GA, June 10, 2013), a Georgia federal district court dismissed religious discrimination claims brought by a Baptist nursing supervisor against a hospital that disciplined her for giving a lesbian nurse she sometimes supervised a pamphlet and sending her an e-mail emphasizing the sinfulness of homosexuality. The court rejected plaintiff's claim that the disciplinary action against her violated Title VII, the equal protection clause, and her 1st Amendment free speech and free exercise rights.