Properly that is one thing else…
A lady is suing cash guru and nationwide monetary recommendation-giver Dave Ramsey after she bought fired from his firm, Ramsey Options, for… being pregnant??
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In line with media studies, the girl, recognized as Caitlin O’Connor, beforehand labored as an administrative assistant 4 years in the past for the monetary outfit. Throughout that point, she turned pregnant “along with her lengthy-time period accomplice,” per the studies, and naturally, she requested her bosses for the paperwork so she may take maternity go away.
However in accordance with her lawsuit, she wasn’t granted go away — she was straight-up fired!
Attorneys for the corporate aren’t denying it, both. In truth, they’re citing firm coverage — Ramsey himself is an evangelical Christian — that states workers might not have s*x exterior of marriage! Citing their very own paperwork, the attorneys confirmed that since O’Connor was single on the time of her being pregnant, she’d violated one of many firm’s 14 core values for “righteous residing,” and due to this fact deserved to be fired.
In truth, per The Tennessean, the corporate attorneys doubled down on that coverage, claiming they’ve really fired “not less than twelve different workers” for violating that very same core worth! And since Tennessee is an at-will worker state — that’s, staff will be fired for any motive — firm attorneys declare the lawsuit is unjustified since it’s “neither discriminatory nor retaliatory.”
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O’Connor’s attorneys might have discovered a loophole, although. In line with the native information protection of the lawsuit, her authorized staff identified that Ramsey’s firm doesn’t explicitly checklist pre-marital s*x as being towards the principles in its firm handbook. Moreover, the handbook is imprecise about precisely what constitutes “righteous residing.” And when pressed to be extra particular, Ramsey’s authorized staff known as the request “imprecise and irrelevant.” Uhhh, what?!
Within the authorized criticism, the girl’s attorneys are contending that O’Connor herself is a Christian, however not one who believes her faith should be “punitive, hateful, vengeful, or judgmental.” Thus they’re crying foul on Ramsey’s insurance policies, and claiming in courtroom docs (beneath):
“[O’Connor’s] view of Christianity doesn’t require her to invade or inquire or know the specifics of what different folks do or don’t do of their bed room or after they do it, a lot much less move morality judgement on different folks.”
In response, in accordance with NBC Information, the monetary guru’s staff filed a movement arguing to dismiss the lawsuit. In it, they pointed to an e mail O’Connor herself despatched to the corporate’s human assets division whereas nonetheless employed wherein she acknowledged that “being single and anticipating is frowned upon right here.”
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That, firm attorneys declare, is “nothing greater than an acknowledgement of Defendant’s premarital intercourse ban and admission that she violated it.” Ooookay… What do U make of Ramsey’s stance on pre-marital s*x, Perezcious readers?? Ought to this be one thing corporations fireplace workers over?!
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