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Offline Stutroup

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Scientology Costs Woman Her Job
« on: March 25, 2009, 19:10 »
http://www.rickross.com/reference/scientology/history/history152.html

The Associated Press/June 6, 2008

Birmingham, Alabama - A Pinson woman claims in a discrimination lawsuit that she was fired by a Warrior dentist after she told the "Rick and Bubba" radio show that Scientology was part of her staff training.

In a federal suit filed Tuesday, Cortnie L. Beasley claims Dr. Susan Wells required her to read a book by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology. Beasley says she's a Baptist.

Wells' office said she had patients Friday was not immediately available for comment.

Beasley's suit claims she was asked to sign a staff training waiver allowing her to be trained on the Scientology teachings during work hours. She began working as an insurance billing clerk on Oct. 15, and was fired Oct. 22.

In a call to the radio show, Beasley told the hosts she was Baptist and objected to Scientology views being forced upon her at work, the suit says.

Rick Burgess, one of the radio show hosts, told The Birmingham News for a story Friday that he could not recall the specific incident, but said there have been discussions about Scientology on the show, as well as other religions.

Beasley's suit says the radio show was playing in the dentist office when she got to work and she felt a "coolness" from the staff but began working.

She was fired from the $11.50-an-hour job almost immediately after reporting to work and was told, "This is not working out," the suit says.

The lawsuit, which also claims Beasley was subjected to a hostile environment, seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

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Re: Scientology Costs Woman Her Job
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 07:25 »
This was almost a year ago; any updates on it?
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Re: Scientology Costs Woman Her Job
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 20:40 »
This was almost a year ago; any updates on it?

Sadly, that's all the info on the situation I've found.

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Re: Scientology Costs Woman Her Job
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 18:27 »
Someone made a video about it!

Spread it, if you will.  it's a prime example of how Scientology doesn't work!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOuEnHxEPks

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Re: Scientology Costs Woman Her Job
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 23:07 »
How many footbullets until they have no feet to stand on? I can just hear DM screaming -"THANK YOU SIR! MAY I HAVE ANOTHER?!!

'til next time;
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Re: Scientology Costs Woman Her Job
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 19:49 »
Regardless of which religion is being pushed, it is unethical and RUDE to make a specific religion a requirement of employment.

I know people who work as clerical / support staff in large (real, non-cult) churches, but who are not, themselves, of that particular religious persuation, and they are notably not harassed about it.
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Re: Scientology Costs Woman Her Job
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2009, 16:49 »
I haven't done any poking around for Scientology stuff in Alabama for a while ... so i did a little today.  According to the list in this document:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/17559043/Current-Lawsuits-Against-Scientology-and-Scientologists

The trial is still ongoing.  The document lists federal charges filed in 2009, but the original articles say charges were already filed back in 2008.  Does that indicate an elevated status of the charges?  We can only guess.

Short of a road trip to that county, does anyone know how to find information on the trial?  I may call the county government office or something.

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Re: Scientology Costs Woman Her Job
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 21:17 »
sorry, but a trip to the court house or an open records request will be needed. Let me know if you need help