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James Bara is suing Google for sexual and religious discrimination in violation of the US Civil Rights Act.
Bara, a practicing Wiccan, allegedly was subjected to a cauldron full of snide remarks from a manager in Google's Atlanta office, Pam Sohn.
He claims that Sohn made numerous jokes about the sexual orientation of a female transgendered employee who joined the company in July 2008.
When Bara told Sohn the remarks were inappropriate, she stopped making them. However then she started to make comments about Bara's religion instead.
Bara said that he and other male workers were not allowed to work from home whereas female workers were granted that privilege.
After receiving four promotions, pay raises, and positive managerial reviews in his almost three-year tenure with Google, Bara was fired in "an obvious, transparent, and classic case of retaliation."
Odd really, we would have thought that ticking off a witch would have resulted in someone catching fire, or something worse, rather than a court action. Clearly, standards are slipping.
Modern Wicca is a fast-growing goddess religion that was invented in the 1940's by a British civil servant, Gerald Gardner, who had a predilection for taking his clothes off and being whipped. It spawned many different off-shoots but they all claim to be the original nature religion of pre-Christian times. Yeah, we Googled it.
Google is denying the charges and says that none of its staff has been turned into a newt. µ
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