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You believe the comments involve religious discrimination against you? Have you suffered any monetary damages as a result of the employer's conduct? I don't follow you on the facts about the student caught smoking pot, what does that have to do with your case?
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I have not suffered any monetary damages at all, but after hearing the same comment three times felt harassed in a way. I felt I could not say anything as I feared for my job.
As for the pot, how can a sitting state senator and CEO ofa public school return an illegal substance to a parent? Not really anything to do with my case, but I thought it may show the character of the CEO in question.
Please forgive me...I am all over the road as I have never done this before.
I see. Thank you so much for providing this additional information, Mike.It certainly does indicate poor judgment for them to return an illegal substance to a parent. I agree with you there and I understand how disconcerting it must be for you to be treated with such disrespect.It does sound as though the employer is engaging in or at least permitting religious discrimination against you because you are not of a certain religious faith. That typically violates federal and state laws.However, since you have not suffered any injury at this point, I would hesitate in filing a formal charge of discrimination against the employer. Instead, I would usually retain a local employment law attorney for the limited purpose of communicating the law to the employer and requesting that they refrain from engaging in this conduct in the future.
This would serve to put the employer on notice that you intend to protect your legal rights and that this is a serious concern for you.The law also prohibits retaliation, and I understand you are concerned about that, but if you do file a formal complaint or retain an attorney to communicate with the employer, you are more protected by law than if you say nothing.
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