A woman claims she was fired from evangelical radio star Dave Ramsey’s company because she fell pregnant.
Former administrative assistant Caitlin O’Connor filed a federal lawsuit against Tennessee-based Ramsey Solutions late last year, alleging bosses gave her the boot when she told them she was expecting.
O’Connor alleges her termination is a violation of the Family Medical Leave Act and says she was discriminated against because of her gender.
But in a motion to dismiss the case, Ramsey Solutions now says O’Connor was actually terminated because she had premarital sex.
Ramsey Solutions – a media and events company – say they have terminated at least eight other employees for engaging in premarital sex since 2015. Sex outside of marriage is a violation of the company’s ‘core values’.
Five of those terminated have been men. Thus, the company claims that O’Connor was in no way discriminated against because she is a woman.
O’Connor was not married to her partner at the time she announced her pregnancy, meaning that she inadvertently admitted to having sex outside of wedlock.
Tennessee is an ‘at-will state’ meaning private companies are able to fire employees for reasons not protected by law.
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Source: Daily Mail