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Catholic woman fired after refusing to take Scientology courses at water company

Discussion in 'Legal and Government Actions Involving Scientology' started by CommunicatorIC, May 3, 2016.

  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Catholic woman fired after refusing to take Scientology courses at ‘alkalized water’ company: lawsuit.

    Raw Story: Catholic woman fired after refusing to take Scientology courses at ‘alkalized water’ company: lawsuit

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/cat...y-courses-at-alkalized-water-company-lawsuit/

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    Catholic woman fired after refusing to take Scientology courses at ‘alkalized water’ company: lawsuit

    Sarah K. Burris

    02 May 2016 at 12:24 ET

    Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez grew up Roman Catholic and was excited when she was hired by Las Vegas’s Real Alkalized Water. But then, according to a lawsuit, she was forced to take a class on Scientology with her co-workers. She refused and not long after was fired.

    According to the Courthouse News Service, Echevarria was forced to watch several videos about Scientology and was told she would receive a 25 cents-per-hour raise for each “betterment” course she took through the “church.”

    [SNIP]

    Echevarria informed a manager at the company that she identifies as Catholic, “not a Scientologist” and that she “believes in God, was baptized Catholic and attends a Christian Church,” according to the lawsuit. She refused to participate in the so-called self-betterment courses.

    Despite doing her actual job “admirably” her supervisors “did not see the videos as optional” and wouldn’t stop talking about them over the course of the five months she was there,” the lawsuit claims. Not participating made her ineligible for any raises, her coworkers treated her negatively and her “workplace environment became extremely unpleasant.” She said that her co-workers “clearly did not approve of her choice not to participate.”

    It wasn’t long before she was fired for “poor job performance” by the same manager she told she was a Catholic. She’s now suing for “punitive damages for discrimination, retaliation and tortious discharge.” Her attorney also clarified that he wasn’t sure if the “water business” was a front-company for Scientology.

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    EDITED TO ADD:

    Nevada Assemblyman Brent Jones is President of company sued for pro-Scientology religious discrimination.

    Brent Jones is the President and a Director of AFFINITYLIFESTYLES.COM, INC., the defendant in the federal lawsuit referred to above. See:

    http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Tto3IDtrNPtrMnrHNIhA6A%3d%3d&nt7=0

    Brent Jones is a member of the Nevada State Assembly. See:

    https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/Current/35

    As confirmation that the two are the same, Blain Jones is is the Secretary, Treasurer and a Director of AFFINITYLIFESTYLES.COM, INC. See:

    http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Tto3IDtrNPtrMnrHNIhA6A%3d%3d&nt7=0

    Blain Jones is also the son of Brent Jones. See:

    Code:
    http://www.votebrentjones.com/
    Significantly, as of this writing AFFINITYLIFESTYLES.COM, INC. is also in default under the Nevada corporation law. See:

    http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Tto3IDtrNPtrMnrHNIhA6A%253d%253d&nt7=0

    http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Tto3IDtrNPtrMnrHNIhA6A%253d%253d&nt7=0

    [​IMG]

    HT - DeathHamster on WWP: https://whyweprotest.net/threads/ca...ed-water-company-lawsuit.131634/#post-2581071
     
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  2. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Fired for Rejecting Scientology, Woman Says

    Fired for Rejecting Scientology, Woman Says.

    Courthouse News: Fired for Rejecting Scientology, Woman Says

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/05/02/fired-for-rejecting-scientology-woman-says.htm

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    Fired for Rejecting Scientology, Woman Says

    By MIKE HEUER

    LAS VEGAS (CN) — A Las Vegas water company gave raises only to employees who took Scientology courses, and fired a "brand ambassador" who wouldn't do it, she claims in court.

    Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez grew up Roman Catholic and thought she had landed a good job, until she was fired for declining to watch Scientology video courses, she says in her April 26 federal lawsuit against Affinitylifestyles.com dba Real Alkalized Water.

    Echevarria says the company hired her to be a brand ambassador at its Las Vegas office in March 2015.

    Upon hiring, she says, she was forced to watch several videos about the Scientology religion. A manager told her she would receive a 25 cents-per-hour raise for each self-betterment course she completed, all of which "overtly promoted" the Church of Scientology.

    Echevarria says she did her work "admirably," but her supervisors "did not see the videos as optional" and repeatedly mentioned them over the next five months.

    She told a manager she is Catholic, "not a Scientologist," that she "believes in God, was baptized Catholic and attends a Christian church" and would not participate in the claimed self-betterment courses.

    As a result, she says she was ineligible for raises, her coworkers treated her differently, and the "workplace environment became extremely unpleasant."

    She says her co-workers "clearly did not approve of her choice not to participate" in the Scientology courses.

    Echevarria says she continued to work hard and "ignore the hostile nature of her coworkers and superiors," but the manager who encouraged her to complete the Scientology videos fired her in October, claiming poor job performance.

    Echevarria says none of the other managers wrote her up before she was fired, and that she was fired due to her "differing religious views."

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  3. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    KTNV VIDEO: Woman says she was fired for not taking Scientology courses + Complaint

    KTNV VIDEO: Woman says she was fired for not taking Scientology courses + Complaint

    KTNV: Woman says she was fired for not taking Scientology courses

    http://www.ktnv.com/news/investigations/woman-says-she-was-fired-for-not-taking-scientology-courses

    VIDEO AT LINK.

    Complaint

    http://mediaassets.ktnv.com/documen...r1.0.pdf?_ga=1.29822783.1006240663.1462241605

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    A woman is taking her former bosses to court after she says she was fired for not taking courses on the Church of Scientology.

    Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez was hired as a brand ambassador in March of 2015.

    According to the complaint filed in district court, she claims "Real Alkalized Water" had her watch videos with religious undertones based on Scientology.

    Echevarria-Hernandez also claims the company told its employees they would get a 25 cent hourly raise for each Scientology course they completed.

    The complaint says when she told them she did not want to watch the videos because she is Catholic, people at work begun treating her differently and were hostile towards her.

    Echevarria-Hernandez was fired in October 2015 for "poor job performance," but said she was never once written up before.


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  4. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    KTNV VIDEO: Woman says she was fired for not taking Scientology courses

    KTNV VIDEO: Woman says she was fired for not taking Scientology courses

    [video=youtube;3Sw4GDk701c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sw4GDk701c[/video]
     
  5. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Nevada Assemblyman Brent Jones is President of company sued for pro-Scientology bias

    Nevada Assemblyman Brent Jones is President of company sued for pro-Scientology religious discrimination.

    Brent Jones is the President and a Director of AFFINITYLIFESTYLES.COM, INC., the defendant in the federal lawsuit referred to above. See:

    http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Tto3IDtrNPtrMnrHNIhA6A%3d%3d&nt7=0

    Brent Jones is a member of the Nevada State Assembly. See:

    https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/Current/35

    As confirmation that the two are the same, Blain Jones is is the Secretary, Treasurer and a Director of AFFINITYLIFESTYLES.COM, INC. See:

    http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Tto3IDtrNPtrMnrHNIhA6A%3d%3d&nt7=0

    Blain Jones is also the son of Brent Jones. See:

    Code:
    http://www.votebrentjones.com/
    Significantly, as of this writing AFFINITYLIFESTYLES.COM, INC. is also in default under the Nevada corporation law. See:

    http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Tto3IDtrNPtrMnrHNIhA6A%253d%253d&nt7=0

    HT - DeathHamster on WWP: https://whyweprotest.net/threads/ca...ed-water-company-lawsuit.131634/#post-2581071

    EDITED TO ADD:

    http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=Tto3IDtrNPtrMnrHNIhA6A%253d%253d&nt7=0

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  6. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  7. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  8. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Lawsuit: Nevada worker fired for not accepting Scientology

    Lawsuit: Nevada worker fired for not accepting Scientology.

    Reno Gazette-Journal: Lawsuit: Nevada worker fired for not accepting Scientology

    http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2016/05/03/lawsuit-nevada-worker-fired-accepting-scientology/83887056/

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    Lawsuit: Nevada worker fired for not accepting Scientology

    Michelle Rindels, Associated Press 1:45 p.m. PDT May 3, 2016

    LAS VEGAS - A Catholic woman fired from her job at a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker has filed a federal lawsuit against the business, alleging she was pressured to watch videos on Scientology and was denied pay raises because of her religious beliefs.

    Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez filed a discrimination lawsuit April 26 against Las Vegas-based AffinityLifestyles.com, also known as Real Alkalized Water. Republican Assemblyman Brent Jones is president of the company. His son, Blain Jones, is executive vice president of the company and also is running for a state Nevada Assembly seat.

    “I have not seen the legal documents at this time, so I cannot comment on the alleged claims,” Jones said in a statement Tuesday.

    The plaintiff said she was hired in March 2015 as a “brand ambassador” for Real Water, which markets water infused with electrons that “can help your body to restore balance, and reach your full potential!” according to the company website.

    On her first day, Echevarria-Hernandez said she was forced to watch several videos with religious undertones, including “The Secret” and others based on Scientology.

    Her supervisor later told her that she could get a 25-cent raise if she participated in self-betterment courses, and the plaintiff said she tried to sit through one of the classes. But it also had to do with Scientology and made her feel uncomfortable, so she left early.

    The plaintiff let her supervisor know she didn’t want to participate because she held different religious beliefs — she was baptized Catholic and attends a Christian church. As a result, she was not eligible for raises, according to the lawsuit.

    “Plaintiff felt alienated by all of the other employees because they all held the same religious beliefs, and clearly did not approve of her choice to not participate,” the complaint said.

    Echevarria-Hernandez said that she wasn’t previously written up for poor performance, but her supervisor wrote three reports on Oct. 8, 2015, alleging she wasn’t fulfilling her job duties. Another person fired her the next day.

    “The termination was not based on deficient job performance as defendant claims,” the lawsuit says. “In reality, defendant sought a reason to terminate an employee with differing religious views.”

    Echevarria-Hernandez alleges her treatment constituted discrimination, retaliation and an unlawful employment practice under the federal Civil Rights Act, and also violated Nevada law. She’s seeking compensation for past and future lost income and benefits, unspecified damages for emotional distress, and punitive damages.

    [SNIP]

    Jones has spoken publicly about his belief in Scientology, a religion developed in the 1950s by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.

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  9. This is NOT OK !!!!

    This is NOT OK !!!! Gold Meritorious Patron

    Nice blast Comm IC.!

    Keep up the great work.:yes:

    A "Highly Commended" Chit has been inserted in your interwebs ethics file.

    These are very rare.

    Splurge on it.

    Take a bow.

    (Holy Shit! I think I'm channeling Source [aka: dramatizing my implant]).
     
  10. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Focusing on articles that are not just repeats of the AP story, I found this interesting take:

    Freethinker UK: Real Water®, a Scientologist and very Catholic lawsuit

    http://freethinker.co.uk/2016/05/03/real-water-a-scientologist-and-very-catholic-lawsuit/

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    Real Water®, a Scientologist and very Catholic lawsuit

    Scientologist Brent A Jones, above centre, who serves as a Republican member of the Nevada Assembly, has a nice little scam going on the side, selling Real Water® to gullible fools.

    But his Las Vegas company, Real Alkalized Water, is getting some unwelcome attention, thanks to a lawsuit filed by one Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez.

    According to this report, Echevarria-Hernandez grew up Roman Catholic and was “excited” when she was hired by Real Alkalized Water.
    But then, according to her lawsuit, she was forced to take classes on Scientology with her co-workers. She refused and not long after was fired.
    She alleges she was forced to watch several videos about Scientology and was told she would receive a 25 cents-per-hour raise for each “betterment” course she took through the “church”.

    Betterment courses can range from humanitarian aid, drug programmes, volunteer missionary programmes and on-site rehabilitation programmes for prison inmates.

    She informed a manager at the company that she identifies as Catholic, “not a Scientologist” and that she:

    Believes in God, was baptised Catholic and attends a Christian Church.

    She refused to participate in the so-called self-betterment courses.

    Despite doing her actual job “admirably” her supervisors:

    Did not see the videos as optional and wouldn’t stop talking about them over the course of the five months she was there.

    Not participating made her ineligible for any raises, her co-workers treated her negatively and:

    Her workplace environment became extremely unpleasant.

    She said that her co-workers:

    Clearly did not approve of her choice not to participate.

    It wasn’t long before she was fired for “poor job performance” by the same manager she told she was a Catholic. She’s now suing for “punitive damages for discrimination, retaliation and tortious discharge.” Her attorney also clarified that he wasn’t sure if the “water business” was a front-company for Scientology.

    But head Honcho of Real Alkalized Water is definitely a cult member who once, when working as a lawyer for the “church”, persuaded a mentally-impaired accident victim, Raul Lopez, to invest $30,000 in a failed ostrich farming venture.

    Real Alkalized Water, however, proved a much more lucrative venture for the huckster, and he’s making a mint selling the stuff to celebrities
    Code:
    https://drinkrealwater.com/
    like “world famous actress” Eva Langoria, “world famous singer” Melanie Brown and “world famous DJ” Paul Oakenfold for around $36 for a 24-pack.

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  11. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Co. owned by NV Assemblyman Brent Jones accused of pro-Scientology discrimination

    Company owned by NV Assemblyman Brent Jones accused of pro-Scientology religious discrimination.

    Non-AP story by a different reporter. Article also confirms that Brent Jones does, in fact, own the company.

    Las Vega Review Journal: Ex-employee accuses Las Vegas water bottling company of religious discrimination

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/l...ter-bottling-company-religious-discrimination

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    Ex-employee accuses Las Vegas water bottling company of religious discrimination

    By KIMBER LAUX

    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

    A Las Vegas woman has filed a federal lawsuit that claims she was forced to watch videos based on the Church of Scientology while working at a local water bottling company owned by a Nevada assemblyman.

    Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez, 27, filed the employment discrimination lawsuit April 26 against Affinitylifestyles.com Inc., the parent company for the Real Water brand. The complaint alleges that her employers made her watch videos with “religious undertones.”

    Real Water is owned by Brent Jones, R-Las Vegas, who is up for re-election this year. Jones, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday, went on a local talk show webcast in 2014 to tout the benefits of alkalized water and talk about his priorities as a newly elected assemblyman. He claims negative ions in the water “basically make it an antioxidant.”

    Jones told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2010 that he discovered Scientology about 17 years earlier, when he was living in Ventura County, California, and working as a successful, but unhappy, attorney.

    Business records on the Nevada secretary of state’s website show that Jones runs Affinitylifestyles.com with his son, Blain Jones, a Republican who is running for the state Assembly seat in District 21.

    [SNIP]

    In the lawsuit, Affinitylifestyles.com is accused of unlawful employment practice, intentional and religious discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. Echevarria-Hernandez is seeking damages for her financial losses, and for emotional pain and suffering caused by the alleged wrongful termination, as well as punitive damages and attorney’s fees.

    Echevarria-Hernandez’s attorneys, Joseph Gutierrez and Collin Jayne, could not be reached for comment.

    Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0283. Find @lauxkimber on Twitter.

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    Linked YouTube video:

    [video=youtube;bPkzz91Jj2c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPkzz91Jj2c[/video]
     
  12. AngeloV

    AngeloV Gold Meritorious Patron

    Re: Co. owned by NV Assemblyman Brent Jones accused of pro-Scientology discrimination

    Pure, unadulterated quackery...just like scientology and dianetics.

    Here is a quote from the 'real alkalized water' website (bolding mine):

    There is no such thing as 'clumped' water molecules. What a crock of shit.
    An nutritionists 'believing' something is meaningless garbage.

    But what can you expect from a scientologist other than selling nonsense. This guy is making millions selling water to rubes.
     
  13. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Somebody is reading ESMB, WWP, or doing their own homework. The Las Vegas Sun version of the AP article was updated 52 minutes ago to add the following paragraphs:

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/may/03/lawsuit-employee-fired-for-not-accepting-scientolo/

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    It's not the first time Jones and his association with Scientology have been subject to a lawsuit.

    A fellow member of the church who had previously suffered brain damage sued Jones and the Church of Scientology years ago, saying he lost money when an ostrich-raising venture Jones ran in California in the 1990s failed. The case was settled out of court, but it emerged again as a campaign attack in a colorful 2012 Republican primary that Jones ultimately won.

    Jones lost in the general election that year.

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  14. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    Brent Jones, a con artist follower of a con artist (LRH) endorsing a fellow con artist:

    [​IMG]

    http://guardianlv.com/2016/01/donald-trump-endorsed-by-nevada-assemblyman-brent-jones/
     
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  15. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Lawsuit: I Was Fired for Not Watching Scientology Videos

    A very well-written article that goes into some depth. I will only tease it below. It really is worth reading in full.

    Daily Beast: Lawsuit: I Was Fired for Not Watching Scientology Videos

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...ired-for-not-watching-scientology-videos.html

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    Kelly Weill

    UNLEASH THE POWER

    05.03.16 10:00 PM ET

    Lawsuit: I Was Fired for Not Watching Scientology Videos

    She worked for a Nevada legislator’s gourmet water company, where she says Scientology was part of the job training.

    Health experts have dismissed a Nevada legislator’s new-age water company as junk science. But now one of his former employees says the company is a gateway drug for the Church of Scientology.

    Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez, a former employee at the Las Vegas-based Affinity Lifestyles, is suing the company for alleged religious discrimination. A practicing Catholic, Echevarria-Hernandez says she was pressured to complete Scientology video courses at work, and was denied pay, ostracized, and eventually fired when she refused to watch the videos.

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    Something new:

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    “Real Water proudly supports a variety of community charities each year,” the company proclaims on its website. One of these supported charities is the “Citizens Commission on Human Rights,” a Scientology-backed anti-psychiatry organization that has published a paper claiming terrorism is “manufactured by psychiatry”.

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  16. Bost_Bobby

    Bost_Bobby Patron with Honors

  17. Cat's Squirrel

    Cat's Squirrel Gold Meritorious Patron

    Alkalised water - I don't believe that can exist.

    A technical diversion here; we may need someone like Udarnik on this one but even my memories of high school chemistry from many years ago tells me that water has a pH of 7, and for water to be alkalised it would need more -OH ions in suspension than +H; how would that happen, given that both come from water molecules (H2O), and therefore would have to be in balance?
     
  18. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    Perhaps he was simply following in the footsteps of his mentor L. Ron Hubbard Cat's. Maybe he thought, 'Well, if Hubbard can sell Xenu and the Galactic Confederation to people, I can get away with selling 'em a few negative ions'. :biggrin:
     
  19. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    I had one of these for several years in LA, hooked up to a regular kitchen faucet:
    http://www.amazon.com/Jupiter-Science-Venus-Water-Ionizer/dp/B002625XLG

    You could change the pH of the water that came out the end. The LA tap water started out with a pH of about 6.5. If I ran it through a Britta filter-pitcher thing it changed the pH to about 5.5. Mostly I drank water of pH 9 (approx) from the Jupiter unit. It tasted sort of "thick" and lovely.

    The pH measurements came from standard litmus paper strips, not some kind of guessing.

    Paul
     
  20. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Brent Jones strikes back! Blames "Governor and his pro tax cartel" for lawsuit

    Scientology member Brent Jones strikes back! Blames "Governor and his pro tax cartel" for lawsuit alleging pro-Scientology religious discrimination.

    Public Slate: Are Governor Sandoval and His Allies So Desperate to Stop Assemblyman Brent Jones They Would Use a Troubled Girl?

    http://thepublicslate.com/2016/05/a...n-brent-jones-they-would-use-a-troubled-girl/

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    Are Governor Sandoval and His Allies So Desperate to Stop Assemblyman Brent Jones They Would Use a Troubled Girl?

    By DiMarkco Chandler - May 4, 2016

    Governor Sandoval’s allies took a kill shot at one of the Governor’s most vocal critics, Assemblyman Brent Jones, yesterday. Using their allies in the local media to disseminate the story, just weeks before early voting is set to start in the primary election, a lawsuit was filed against Jones’s business Real Water, using a past employee who was fired, angry over money and with a history of prescription drug problems, according to sources.

    Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez, a self-described Catholic, filed a discrimination lawsuit April, 26 alleging she was forced to watch religious videos as an employee of Real Water, Jones’ business.

    Bonnie Mercado, Hernandez’s direct supervisor, who was also raised Catholic said; “I would never have worked at Real Water for the past 2 years if they tried to convert me to Scientology.” Mercado works as a brand ambassador. She also supervises all other brand ambassadors and merchandisers, like Hernandez. According to Mercado, Hernandez never filed any formal or informal complaints about the videos while working there. Hernandez in fact reportedly told Mercado she enjoyed the video.

    The video in question is called “The Secret,” based on a book written by Rhonda Byrne which is available in Clark County Public school libraries. According to the school library The Secret is a motivational book about overcoming life’s challenges and has nothing to do with Scientology. After being featured in two episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the book reached the top of The New York Times’ bestseller list, where it remained for 146 consecutive weeks. The book has been translated into 44 languages and has over 21 million copies.

    According to Mercado, Hernandez was hired off Craigslist to be a merchandiser. She was required to drive around all day to different stores that Real Water products were in and make sure the product presentation was in order and making sure the store managers were aware of the product positioning in the stores. Hernandez crashed two Real Water vehicles over the 6 months she worked there. According to Mercado, she also filed false reports claiming she visited stores every day over a two week period when in fact she never visited the stores in question. Hernandez collected money for those two weeks according to her supervisor.

    Following the filing of false reports, Hernandez was fired on October 9, 2015. Again, in those six months the videos in question never came up according to Mercado.

    Mercado said Hernandez always talked about her money problems and even a past prescription drug problem. She was living with her mother due to money issues at the time.

    According to public records, Hernandez has a judgment against her for $1,233 in favor of Capital One Bank Credit Card Company from 2014 and court records show no payments to date.

    Hernandez used to work for a personal injury lawyer before working at Real Water. NEWSMAXTV LAS VEGAS is trying to verify if it’s the same lawyer representing her now in this case. Hernandez’s lawyer representing her is Maier Gutierrez Ayon. According to public records Ayon made numerous donations to Democrats and Establishment Republicans over the years including Lucy Flores, who’s now running for congressional district 3, and past Assemblyman Majority Leader William Horne.

    Finally Mercado described Hernandez this way; “She’s just someone with money issues and sees a chance to make some quick bucks.”

    Brent Jones responded on the Kevin Wall show this morning saying “I’m not at all surprised that three weeks outside of an election that the Governor and his pro tax cartel are again trying to take me down. They have tried over and over but the people stand with me and I stand with them. The Governor and his Establishment politicians have betrayed the people who trusted them. I will continue to fight for the people, small business owners, against taxes, against Common Core. It’s time we take on the Establishment head on! And I have no problem leading the charge.”

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