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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:57 PM
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Suit cites bizarre reason for firing

http://www.omaha.com/article/20100630/NEWS97/706309907#...

By Juan Perez Jr.
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
Crime/Courts

A former employee of Omaha's largest homebuilder has filed a lawsuit alleging that the company's chief executive officer forced a religious agenda on workers and fired her because her unborn child carried negative energy.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by Jammie D. Harms of Lincoln, who worked as administrative assistant to John J. Smith, chief executive officer of HearthStone Homes.

Harms alleged that Smith and other company managers actively attempted to create a spiritual, religious work environment based on concepts incorporating universal energy, concepts of reincarnation, and intuitive spiritualism.

Smith told employees that past lives can explain current behaviors, and they can be understood through positive and negative force fields, according to the lawsuit.

Harms, who alleges religious and pregnancy discrimination, is seeking back pay, reinstatement and compensatory and punitive damages.

An official with HearthStone Homes denied any wrongdoing and said Harms was fired, along with many other workers, because of the economic downturn that continues to plague the U.S. housing market.

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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:59 PM
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1. Whew! that is a new one...
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:03 PM
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2. The crazy is spreading
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:07 PM
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3. You just noticed?
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:09 PM
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4. No, but it seems to be worse every day!
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