Judge Throws The Book At Christian Organization That Fired Woman For Being Pregnant

by STEPHEN D FOSTER JR – A Christian non-profit organization fired a woman because she was pregnant, and a U.S. District Court made them pay the price for it. Sharmira Johnson performed her job well, according to her own employer. She was a model employee for United Bible Fellowship Ministries, Inc., a non-profit that cares for the disabled and helps provide them with housing. But because Sharmira became pregnant, her employer fired her. United Bible Fellowship Ministries in Houston, Texas has a strict rule against employees becoming pregnant. They won’t hire women who are pregnant and they will terminate employees who get pregnant. They also unlawfully require female applicants to disclose whether or not they are currently pregnant, which would automatically cost them any shot at getting the job. It’s a “no pregnancy in the workplace” policy that the Christian group argues is necessary for the safety of the expecting...

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