A lawsuit alleges the Duke University Health System tried to force a Catholic nurse to help carry out abortions.
The case, filed by the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan, on behalf of Sara Pedro, alleges Duke discriminated against and retaliated against the Catholic emergency-department nurse because of her pro-life religious beliefs.
“This case illustrates the unfortunate dangers faced today by individuals who seek to remain faithful to their religious beliefs in the workplace,” said Thomas More lawyer Tyler Brooks.
“With this lawsuit, however, we intend to show that even very large employers must respect the civil rights of their Christian employees.”
The case was brought in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.
Pedro’s lawyers document her unblemished eight-year record before being hired