Friday, December 23, 2016

Catholic Health Educator Files EEOC Complaint

A First Liberty Institute press release announced the filing on Dec. 21 of an EEOC complaint (full text) on behalf of Alexia Palma, a health educator at Legacy Community Health, a Texas clinic for low income patients.  The complaint charges refusal by new management to continue to accommodate Palma's Catholic religious beliefs. New management refused to allow her, in the family planning class she sometimes taught, to show a video giving information on contraceptive methods instead of personally teaching the material.  She was told she must put aside her religious beliefs. Washington Post reports on the case.