Michigan- A dentist is being sued for harassing staff by constantly playing Christian music

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    Jan 15, 2016 8:07 PM GMT

    THIS is the entire problem with religion, you cant force your belief upon other people, not even in the workplace. This type business, dentistry in general, has nothing to do with any religion

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/01/15/a-dentist-is-being-sued-for-harassing-staff-by-constantly-playing-christian-music/


    A Michigan dentist who streamed contemporary Christian music in her dental office and held prayer meetings for staff members is being sued by four former employees for religious discrimination.

    The former employees of Tina Marshall in Lake Orion, Mich., allege they were either fired or reprimanded for objecting to the religious practices, according to a lawsuit filed in August 2015 in Oakland County.

    Lawyers for the four plaintiffs told The Washington Post on Wednesday that the case is still in the discovery phase. They have requested a jury trial, which could begin in the summer.

    David Kotzian, who is representing the former Marshall employees, would not comment further on what damages his clients are seeking from the suit but referred to the complaint, which specifies “they are seeking damages for loss of past and future income and employment benefits, outrage, humiliation, embarrassment, mental anxiety, emotional distress, and loss of professional reputation.”

    “We were all on edge. We were trying to be nice to the patients and do good dental work, but she kept forcing the music and her beliefs on us. Several patients questioned the music, and I turned it off and turned on the TV. So I was ‘disobedient,'” Nancy Kordus, a former dental assistant at Marshall’s office who is a plaintiff in the suit, told the Clarkston News about her former employer.

    Kordus said Marshall wanted the music playing at all times in order to “ward off demons,” according to the complaint.

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    Jan 15, 2016 9:04 PM GMT
    I didn't know music could ward off demons. And here I was sacrificing all these perfectly good goats.icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 15, 2016 9:46 PM GMT
    My former dentist sort of creeped me out with all of the jeezus stuff in his office, but he seemed to know what he was doing. Then the anti-gay and anti-this and anti-that bumper stickers on all the cars in the parking lot started getting conspicuous. Then he hired a couple of young guys right out of skool who didn't seem to know what they were doing. And I took a good look at the diplomas hanging in the lobby. They were all from some bible skool. Not one person in there had ever attended a real college or university. I never went back again after that.

    So maybe , you know, that music might be fair warning to unsuspecting customers.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 15, 2016 10:03 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidMy former dentist sort of creeped me out with all of the jeezus stuff in his office, but he seemed to know what he was doing. Then the anti-gay and anti-this and anti-that bumper stickers on all the cars in the parking lot started getting conspicuous. Then he hired a couple of young guys right out of skool who didn't seem to know what they were doing. And I took a good look at the diplomas hanging in the lobby. They were all from some bible skool. Not one person in there had ever attended a real college or university. I never went back again after that.

    So maybe , you know, that music might be fair warning to unsuspecting customers.

    Yup. When everyone was like Chik-fil-a hates gays, I was like, okay, well, they can just fatten and kill heterosexuals then.icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 15, 2016 10:08 PM GMT


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