Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Jury Awards Teacher Fired from Catholic School

On Monday, a federal jury ruled in favor of Catholic school computer teacher Christa Dias, who had been fired by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2010 after she violated her employment contract by becoming pregnant via artificial insemination, reported CBS News.

The employment contract required compliance with Catholic teaching. Dias claimed that she understood the contract to simply require her to be a Christian, and that the Archdiocese violated state and federal law by firing her because she was pregnant.

Dias was awarded $20,000 in compensatory damages, $50,000 in back pay, and $100,000 in punitive fines.

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