Published March 03, 2013
A San Diego college employee is suing the school, alleging she was fired from her job for engaging in premarital sex.
Teri James says her employer, San Diego Christian College, wrongly terminated her after learning of her pregnancy, KGTV reported.
James, a financial aid specialist at the school, alleges “discrimination on account of gender, pregnancy and marital status.”
James’ attorney, Gloria Allred, says the woman’s then-boyfriend – who is now James’ husband – was treated very differently by the school.
Allred told KGTV that James’ husband was offered a job even though the school knew he fathered James’ baby.
School officials declined to comment to 10News, but said there is a covenant contract all job candidates sign before they are hired.
The contract, according to KGTV, in part, says “… sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, pornography and homosexuality …” are not allowed.
Allred said the school’s firing of her client “violates state law and the California Constitution, and discriminates against women.”