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  1. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    Chiropractic Co. Forced Scientology On Workers, EEOC Says

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched a suit in Florida federal court Wednesday alleging chiropractic medical practice Dynamic Medical Services Inc. forced its employees to practice Scientology and wrongfully fired at least two employees who complained about it.

    The EEOC contends Dynamic, which has two clinics in South Florida, required its employees to take daily courses during which they participated in hours-long Scientology religious exercises or studied the writings of Church of Scientology International founder L. Ron Hubbard ...

    http://www.law360.com/articles/440013/chiropractic-co-forced-scientology-on-workers-eeoc-says
     
  2. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Re: Chiropractic Co. Forced Scientology On Workers, EEOC Says

    Link to the EEOC's site w/press release: http://www1.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/5-9-13.cfm

    :happydance::buzzin::hifive::cheerleader:
    JB
     
  3. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Re: Chiropractic Co. Forced Scientology On Workers, EEOC Says

    Dr. Dennis Nobbe. Hmmm....

    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/finalorders/01-10-03/DOH-02-1848.pdf

    Bates-stamped pages numbered 00608-00613 (@ the lower right-hand side) describe improper co-mingling of collected funds, an unclear reimbursement policy, exercising influence to exploit a patient, etc. Where, oh where, have I heard of such dubious practices before?

    JB
     
  4. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    PRESS RELEASE
    5-9-13

    EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services for Religious Discrimination

    Federal Agency Charges Company Required Employees to Participate in Scientology Religious Practices, Fired Two for Refusing to Participate

    MIAMI - Dynamic Medical Services, Inc., a Miami company owned by Dr. Dennis Nobbe and which provides medical and chiropractic services, violated federal law by requiring employees to attend courses that involved Scientology religious practices, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

    According to the EEOC's suit, the company required Norma Rodriguez, Maykel Ruz, Rommy Sanchez, Yanileydis Capote and other employees to spend at least half their work days in courses that involved Scientology religious practices, such as screaming at ashtrays or staring at someone for eight hours without moving. The company also instructed employees to attend courses at the Church of Scientology. Additionally, the company required Sanchez to undergo an "audit" by connecting herself to an "E-meter," which Scientologists believe is a religious artifact, and required her to undergo "purification" treatment at the Church of Scientology. According to the EEOC's suit, employees repeatedly asked not to attend the courses but were told it was a requirement of the job. In the cases of Rodriguez and Sanchez, when they refused to participate in Scientology religious practices and/or did not conform to Scientology religious beliefs, they were terminated.

    Requiring employees to conform to religious practices and beliefs espoused by the employer, creating a hostile work environment, and failing to reasonably accommodate the religious beliefs of an employee all violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The lawsuit, EEOC v. Dynamic Medical Services, Inc., (Case No. 1:13-cv-21666), seeks back pay for Rodriguez and Sanchez, compensatory and punitive damages for all named claimants and a class of individuals subjected to a hostile work environment and disparate treatment, and injunctive relief ordering the company to stop requiring employee participation in courses involving religious practices, among other types of injunctive relief.

    "Employees' freedom from religious coercion at the workplace must be protected," said Robert Weisberg, regional attorney for the EEOC's Miami District Office. "These actions are a shameful violation of federal law."

    The EEOC's Miami District director, Malcolm Medley, said, "When an employer makes an employment decision based on employees' failure to adopt the employer's religious beliefs, it violates federal law. The EEOC will act vigorously to protect the rights of workers who are subjected to religious harassment and coercion in the workplace."

    The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. The Miami District Office's jurisdiction includes Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Further information about the EEOC is available on the agency's website at www.eeoc.gov.
    http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/5-9-13.cfm
     
  5. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    Miami Chiropractic care given by Dr. Dennis Nobbe and Dr. Lissa Jean-Pierre.

    South Miami & Hialeah Chiropractors - Dynamic Medical Services
    www.dynamicmedicalservices.com/‎

    Miami Chiropractic care given by Dr. Dennis Nobbe and Dr. Lissa Jean-Pierre. Safe and effective treatment using proven methods.
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    1685 W 49th St Hialeah, FL 33012
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    http://www.bbb.org/south-east-flori...namic-medical-services-in-hialeah-fl-92008128


    http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/d/dennis-c.-nobbe.html
     
  6. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

  7. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    Mike Rinder linked to Tony's article, and specifically mentions the EEOC Complaint:

    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/important-dox-read-tony-ortegas-blog-today/
    The EEOC Press Release has now been cross-posted to Mike's blog:

    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/important-dox-read-tony-ortegas-blog-today/#comment-10245

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  8. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  9. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    Thank you, Mary! <3
     
  10. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    This is wonderful. And I had a cognition about the Ideal Orgs. The Co$ has been opening ideal org around the globe to host the onslaught of legal
    proceedings against itself and its parishioners. This is fast becoming their newest charity works and the Departments of Justice are very grateful for the generous support of all scientologists everywhere. Send your donations today and earn your Meritoriously awarded legal conviction certificate.

    Coming next year, fully funded Prisons of belief. :coolwink:
     
  11. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Company for Forced Practice of Scientology

    Article: http://www.workforce.com/article/20...s-company-for-forced-practice-of-scientology#
     
  12. secretiveoldfag

    secretiveoldfag Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    Does this mean federal law-enforcement in the USA is finally, eventually, and at long last waking up to the fact that one of their treasured & protected tax-exempt religions does illegal things?

    Can we now hope for action on the part of other federal agencies who are paid to protect children, prevent fraud, prevent the illegal practice of medicine, and similar crimes against humanity?

    I'm not doing any happy dance yet but I like the way this is going.
     
  13. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    This story's getting a bit of traction... :clap:

    Co$ didn't respond (yet) to ABC News inquiries but Dynamic Medical Svcs did.

    Link to ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/work...ce-scientology/story?id=19171046#.UZJ0fsqSI5A

    JB
     
  14. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

  15. Sindy

    Sindy Crusader

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    Ho apologies necessary. You can post whatever you want.

    Did you see that ABC is advertising for Scientology in this story though? It's even more outrageous than The Atlantic. Go watch the video and you'll see. It's a 4 minute long advertisement for the cult and then no video story afterward.
     
  16. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    I did see the original video as posted on ABC News' site and posted it here thinking others would notice the blatant pro-Co$ bias --- and then I saw Mr. Ortega was already 'on the case'. :thumbsup:

    ABC News has disabled the video. :happydance:

    It's plausible to conclude the comments left on ABC News' site about the wholly inappropriate video caused them to hit the disable button.

    Thanks for writing the comments so quickly, ESMB members! :clap:

    JB
     
  17. secretiveoldfag

    secretiveoldfag Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    Public opinion works and is a lot more effective than law enforcement.
     
  18. JBWriter

    JBWriter Happy Sapien

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    The Huffington Post - Miami has picked up the story. Link here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/...ical_n_3273431.html?utm_hp_ref=miami&ir=Miami



    Per the site, 350 comments have been posted. :biggrin:

    JB
     
  19. NoName

    NoName A Girl Has No Name

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    This is on MSN money. It's a pretty scathing article.



    see the rest of the article here - http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=cbf7f9c4-d2e1-44fa-8468-eb6102351711
     
  20. Sindy

    Sindy Crusader

    Re: EEOC Sues Dynamic Medical Services, A WISE Company, for Religious Discrimination

    :hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: Yeah, the cult is taken very seriously. Good grief!
     

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