Thursday, March 6, 2014

Texas Workforce Commission Issues Charge of Discrimination Against Fox Sports Southwest


Liberty Institute Attorneys Encouraged That TWC Is Proceeding With Investigation in Craig James' Employment Religious Discrimination Case

PLANO, TX, March 6, 2014 –Following receipt of Craig James' formal complaint, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) issued a Charge of Discrimination against Fox Sports Southwest for terminating the on-air position of well-known college football analyst Craig James because of his religious beliefs about marriage. The Texas agency will now undertake an investigation of Fox Sports Southwest. Liberty Institute filed the complaint on behalf of Mr. James, who retained the national group of religious freedom attorneys to prosecute his employment religious discrimination claim in late 2013.

View an online copy of the Charge of Discrimination against Fox Sports.

"The Texas Workforce Commission issuing a Charge of Discrimination against Fox Sports Southwest and conducting an investigation is a serious step toward holding Fox Sports accountable for violating the law and the religious liberty of Craig James,” said Hiram Sasser, Liberty Institute Managing Director of Strategic Litigation.

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