Cincinnati Verdict Points Toward Success In Carla Hale Case

Plaintiff Carla Hale with her attorney Thomas Tootle
Plaintiff Carla Hale with her attorney Thomas Tootle

The attorney for fired Bishop Watterson High School teacher Carla Hale says he’s encouraged by a verdict rendered by a Cincinnati jury on Monday. The jury found the Cincinnati Catholic archdiocese discriminated against a teacher who was fired after becoming pregnant via artificial insemination. The jury awarded former Cincinnati teacher Christa Dias $170,000. Tom Tootle represents plaintiff Carla Hale who was fired according to her employer for revealing her same-sex “quasi-spousal” relationship.

“It certainly gives us a strong indication of the strength of our case. It’s certainly is a strong indication of success,” says Tootle.

In both cases the Catholic Church says the teachers violated the terms of their contracts.

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