Woman Says She was Fired Because She's a Witch

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A woman who said she was hired by the
University of Nebraska to run a youth program has filed a lawsuit
claiming she was wrongly fired because she's a witch.

The lawsuit, filed by a plaintiff identified as Jane Doe, states that she was hired in February 2007 and was satisfactory in her performance. But once her employer discovered she was a witch, the lawsuit says the "plaintiff was terminated from her position, and was replaced by a non-witch."

The woman says in the lawsuit that she's using a pseudonym to protect herself and her family from potential discrimination from the public or other employers.

The lawsuit says, "Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft is her religion."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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