University Scientist Claims Religious Discrimination

Martin Gaskell, a scientist who applied for a job at the University of Kentucky’s MacAdam Student Observatory three years ago alleges he was not offered the job because of his religion, as he is Christian, and because of statements that were deemed to be critical of the theory of evolution. One member of the hiring committee said he was “breathtakingly above the other applicants.” But other members of the committee said he was “something close to a creationist” and “potentially evangelical.” Gaskell has sued the university, claiming lost income and emotional distress. Last month, a judge rejected a motion from the university and allowed it to go to trial Feb. 8.   Read More.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.  In a case such as the one above regarding religion, harassment can include, for example, offensive remarks about a person’s religious beliefs or practices.  Read More.

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