Liberty Institute Fights to Restore Employment of Wrongfully Terminated Substitute Teacher Walt Tutka
April 11, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday,
, a substitute teacher in the
School District who was terminated after he handed a student his Bible, filed a complaint against
School District for religious discrimination and retaliation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Liberty Institute and a law firm in
represent Mr. Tutka. To review the EEOC complaint online, visit:
School District refused to turn over emails and other documents related to Mr. Tutka, despite an open-records request made pursuant to
"It is shocking that the school district has forced Walt to file a complaint with the EEOC for religious discrimination. All Walt did was respond to a student's intellectual curiosity and the school district suspended and then terminated him," said
, Director of Litigation for Liberty Institute.
According to records, the school district acted against Walt simply because the book he handed to the student was a Bible, a book from antiquity that is often referenced in works of Shakespeare and other great literature.
The EEOC informed Walt that mediation and legal action are among his options.
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SOURCE Liberty Institute