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Former Airline Worker Wins $5M In Suit Over Anti-Abortion Messages

A former airline employee who was fired after sending her union president social media messages lambasting her for going to the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C. prevailed in a lawsuit. So reports Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM).

plane 841441 640smallThe messages from the former worker included videos of an aborted fetus, with the worker calling her union president “despicable” for going to the march and demanding that the union president be recalled. She shared similar content on her Facebook page.

The airline company claimed it was justified in firing the worker because she ran afoul of policies pertaining to bullying, harassment and social media use. But the worker claimed that the firing violated her right to free speech and a Texas jury found that the airline discriminated against her for her religious beliefs. The jury granted her $5 million in their ruling in July.

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