Oregon woman awarded damages over ‘God Bless You’ harassment



Score one for religious freedom:

CBN NEWS – The city of Portland, Ore., has been ordered to pay $19,000 to a city employee over religious harassment.

Kellymarie Griffin said her co-worker at the Mount Tabor Maintenance Yard complained when she said “God bless you” after a sneeze.

Griffin said the co-worker also said “I’m tired of your Christian attitude” and mocked her for praying to a God who was a figment of her imagination.

After four years of harassment, including facing several civil stalking orders from the co-worker against her, Griffin filed suit.

A federal jury ruled in her favor, saying her workplace was hostile to her religion. It awarded her just over $5,000 in economic damages and $14,000 in noneconomic damages.

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