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OLIVE OIL MAKES A LEGAL MESS

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Two women, Evelyne Shatkin and Linda Shifflett, were fired from UTArlington and are suing the school for religious discrimination. According to the story in the Star-Telegram:

The suit claims that a male worker was having problems with another employee and shared the information with Shifflett. Shifflett, Shatkin and the man stayed after work on March 3 to pray for the woman, who was on vacation. The three met at the woman’s cubicle about 5:30 p.m., believing no one else was there.

Shatkin prayed for the situation, and according to her religious tradition, dabbed olive oil on the door frame of the cubicle. The oil left no mark and did not damage the cubicle, according to the suit.

The school says any such religious expression without a co-worker’s knowledge or consent is harassment.

To paraphrase one of my favorite Simpsons episodes: they should have prayed for not getting fired.

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