See UPDATES, below.
David Singer Enterprises sued for Discrimination, wrongful termination by long time Dir Promotion and Marketing who became an Independent Scientologist
Link to complaint here http://forum.reachingforthetippingpo...ic,6314.0.html
Tim Dandar of Luke Lirot, PA is the plaintiff's attorney.
Cult must be pissed
Tags: Scientology, David Singer Enterprises, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, harassment, Pinellas County Court Complaint.
UPDATE: This is a religious discrimination case resulting in wrongful termination. This lawsuit is still ongoing per Pinellas court docket records. The case is a most important one because it addresses the subject of disconnection, so inherent in the lives of scientologists and their business practices, because another is no longer a member of the church. This case was allowed to proceed after complaints had been filed with US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and FL state Human Rights. To get to the point of suing in court, one must have a valid claim. This case opens the door to others being able to sue for similar issues.
I posted the complaint over at scridb because the article does not link to the pdf of it.
IN reviewing the current docket, I see that on Jan 5, 2011, defendent David Singer Enterprises filed what is called an 'affirmative defense', meaning "A defendant offers an affirmative defense when responding to a plaintiff's claim in common law jurisdictions, or, more familiarly, in criminal law. Essentially, the defendant affirms that the condition is occurring or has occurred but offers a defense that bars, or prevents, the plaintiff's claim. An affirmative defense is known, alternatively, as a justification, or an excuse, defense. Consequently, affirmative defenses limit or excuse a defendant's criminal culpability or civil liability.
A clear illustration of an affirmative defense is self defense. In its simplest form, a criminal defendant may be exonerated if he can demonstrate that he had an honest and reasonable belief that another's use of force was unlawful and that the defendant's conduct was necessary to protect himself." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_defense
Essentially this means he admits ( in whole or part) & has excuses for discriminating and is using them to justify his actions. I am hoping that copies of these docs make it to the internet so that we can see what kind of justification Singer has for disconnecting and firing Haugen.