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HR Practitioner’s Corner – Pregnant Woman Allegedly Fired For Premarital Sex

This one is interesting – according to this story, she did sign a contract that said that she would not engage in “sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex.” But then they offered her position to her finance — the father of her baby. Seems to be a bit of a double standard — but I’m not sure that I have all the facts yet. If you were the manager of HR manager for this school (note its in California) what would have done and why? How do you take into consideration facts such as: the type of school, the state that its in, the contract, and the fiance (now husband)?

What do you think and/or what things do you consider?

Making the HR Connection, yours, thegirlinhr

A former employee at a Christian college has enlisted the help of high-profile attorney Gloria Allred to sue a California school that allegedly fired her for engaging in premarital sex, NBC’s “Today” reports. In a bizarre twist, the school reportedly went on to offer the pregnant woman’s job to her then-fiance.

Teri James, 29, told the news outlet that she did sign a two-page contract with San Diego Christian College that included a provision agreeing not to engage in “sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex.”

“I needed a job in this economy and so I never thought that anything would happen,” James explained to “Today.”

But James said she was humiliated after being pulled into her supervisor’s office last fall, where she was asked if she was pregnant and then was let go. After James lost her job, she claims the school offered a position to her now-husband, even though they were aware he’d had sex before getting married, too.

During a news conference featured in a KTLA report, James said she felt she was treated unfairly.

via Teri James, Pregnant Woman Allegedly Fired For Premarital Sex, Sues Christian School.


HR Practioner’s Corner ->Bartender Reports Drunk Driver To Police

I found this article this morning while doing a quick news search (one of the only things that wasn’t Oscar related)

The link to the full article is below — and I have a quick recap for ya here on both sides of the story.  From what you read below, what would YOU have done if you were the HR or Manager and this had happened in your business. What are some of the things that you consider and what would you have done?

Its the HR practitioner’s corner – yours, thegirlinhr

Twyla DeVito, an Ohio bartender, was shockingly fired after reporting a drunk driver to police.

Devito thought she was doing the honorable thing when she called police during her shift as a bartender at the American Legion Post in Shelby, Ohio. However, her employers disagreed and she was allegedly fired for her goodwill efforts.

Employee’s Side:

I called the police and said we have a very drunk person leaving the bar. He is going to kill someone or himself.

Her Employer’s Side:

An article by 10TV News writes that Mic Hubbard, a commander of the post, believes DeVito made the correct decision morally, he disagrees with her actions on a business level.

He explained:

“If every patron who comes in here has to worry about the cops waiting for them when they leave, the place would be empty.”

via Bartender Fired For Reporting Drunk Driver To Police.