Former school employees state claims for anti-Mormon bias

Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

In Hunt v. Central Consolidated School District, (D NM, June 12, 2013), a New Mexico federal district court in a long opinion held that a former Transportation Director and former Custodial Supervisor could proceed with claims that their reassignments as part of a school district administrative restructuring were motivated by anti-Mormon bias. The court held that plaintiffs had stated plausible claims of discrimination, conspiracy and breach of contract. The suit alleged that the school board president and his campaign manager were involved in anti-Mormon comments that were posted on a local newspaper’s blog.