Pa. Clinic Can't Toss Suit Over 'Ten Commandments' Badge

Law360, Philadelphia (August 16, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT) -- A lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania woman against her former employer alleging she was fired over her refusal to wear a badge listing workplace rules labeled “Our Ten Commandments” will move forward, after a federal judge on Thursday rejected motions for dismissal.

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ruled that Cynthia Ambrose demonstrated that her sincerely held religious beliefs conflicted with the requirements that she wear the badge at the doctor’s office at which she worked. Ambrose argued that the list “directly contravened” the Ten Commandments that...
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