Barosse, a Virginia State employee won his religious freedom case
after he was fired for handing out Christian literature at work.
In November 1999, the Veteran Virginia Department of Health
(VDH) worker was fired for distributing the tracks during non-working
In November, a lawsuit
filed charged VDH offices with violating Barosse’s First Amendment
right to free speech and free exercise of religion and his Fourteenth
Amendment right to equal protection as a religious person.
The state is required to pay compensation to Barosse for his
termination and to issue an advisory memorandum to all VDH managers
to respect and abide by legal protection for religious employees by
the recent settlement.
president John Whitehead said, “Government employees throughout the
country too easily forget that the law requires accommodation of the
religious speech and activities of public employees.”
(“Employee Wins Tract
Distributing Lawsuit,” Maranatha Christian Journal,” March 1, 2002.)
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