Jury sides with ex-teacher in lawsuit...

Jury sides with ex-teacher in lawsuit over firing from Catholic...

There are 3 comments on the WQAD story from Apr 23, 2010, titled Jury sides with ex-teacher in lawsuit over firing from Catholic.... In it, WQAD reports that:

A Black Hawk County jury has awarded more than $600,000 to a teacher who was fired in 2007 from Columbus Catholic High School in Waterloo.

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Bruce in Kansas

Saint Joseph, MO

#1 Apr 23, 2010
Do Catholic schools actually want their teachers follow the Catholic faith?

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#2 Jun 3, 2013
When public school teachers are hired for public school positions, each teacher has to sign a contract. That contract has do's and don'ts in it.
If the teacher breaks one of the don'ts they can get fired for breach.

The same is true when any person wants to teach in the Catholic Schools. This particular teacher breached her contract so she was not keeping up her end of the contract. She was not good to her word.
She could not be trusted.

I would hope this case can be appealed because
contracts are contracts and if this decision is left to stand, then why sign a contract then in Black Hawk County? Contracts won't mean a single thing then....no one is safe to join with another contractually if breaching is so acceptable.

United States

#3 Jun 3, 2013
Th fact that the teacher was unmarried and had
artificial anything is not the issue here. The issue is this teacher breached her contract and then decided that she was discriminated against.
She did the offense and then was successful at flipping the offense.

The Church laid it all out before she became employed and this teacher knew what was in the contract.
If she didn't like what was in that document, then she shouldn't have sign it in the first place.
If she felt that the contract was discriminatory
to begin with, she should have walked the other way immediately and found another teaching job some other place that would write a contract with her that supported her personal definitions of family, birth control, morals, etc.

In the future, the Catholic Church should receive legal assistance as to what specific clauses would uphold the contracts which teachers in their schools must sign.

There must have been a contractual weakness or something for this jury to rule as they did.
Then again maybe it was the JURY who was discriminating their bias against the Catholic Church.

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