Looks like the University of Nebraska is going to be facing some bad publicity in the coming months. A resident of Lincoln Nebraska has filed a lawsuit against the university for allegedly firing her for being a Pagan.
“The lawsuit was filed earlier this month by a plaintiff identified as Jane Doe. The filing says the woman, who practices witchcraft as her religion, was hired by the university in February 2007 to direct a youth program. She was fired when it was discovered that she was a witch.”
Obviously some are going to be skeptical, what if she was simply fired for poor performance or incompetence? But according to the scant information provided so far, it looks like “Jane Doe” may have a substantial case here.
“The woman has already filed a complaint with the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, which ruled that her rights were violated because of religion discrimination.”
If the NEOC says she has a case, then I very much doubt this is a frivolous action. Now if only we could get some more information. If any Nebraskan Pagans know any background information on this case (that doesn’t compromise the identity of “Jane Doe”), feel free to send me an e-mail or leave a comment on this post.