Amanda Donaldson is a former employee of Eldorado Chiropractic, a “Christ-oriented office,” in McKinney, Texas. Her claim is that upon her employer’s discovery that she is an atheist he became discontent and immediately displayed animosity toward having an atheist working within his business. Soon after this information came to light Amanda had to take time off from work due to breast cancer surgery and rehabilitation. She further claims that on her first day back to work she was fired and the main cause behind it was her lack of belief.
He also treated her like shit over the cancer, threatening to fire her because of the leave she needed to recover.
The worst part:
I have filed complaints with the EEOC, TWC, State Senator Shapiro, Rep Ken Paxton and spoken to several attorneys. They all say the same thing. State Labor Law is set up to protect small business. If there are under 15 employees there is nothing you can do about discrimination of any kind, racial, gender, age, religion or disability. I did however get the Senator’s office to submit a legislative suggestion to try to have the law changed to protect people who work for small businesses and I am supposed to schedule a time to go talk to them this summer. The senate is in session now so I have to wait.
Good ol' regressive Texas. Somehow this doesn't surprise me.