I promised you a doozy today, and I plan to deliver!
About a year ago, a federal jury in Texas concluded that a flight attendant’s sincerely-held religious beliefs (specifically, those underpinning her pro-life stance on abortion) unlawfully motivated her labor union and employer to discriminate against her.
How mad was the jury? It awarded the plaintiff over $5 million.
While the court later reduced the award to under a million, it did require the airline to reinstate the plaintiff. It also ordered the airline to notify its flight attendants of Title VII’s prohibition on religious discrimination.
Specifically, the court