Employer Ordered to Pay Employee Five Million Dollars Because

Last Thursday a jury in Dallas, Texas awarded a former flight attendant Five Million Dollars against her former employer and union after they colluded to fire her in violation of Title VII because she shared her pro-life beliefs with her co-workers. Specifically, the plaintiff, Ms. Carter, alleged that:

  1. her religious beliefs require her to share with others her pro-life stance on abortion;
  2. the union complained to her employer about her pro-life posts on Facebook;
  3. the union violated Title VII by trying to get her fired over her religious views; and
  4. the employer, Southwest Airlines, violated Title VII when it did fire her because of her pro-life social media content.
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