An English teacher (a teacher in England, that is) was fired, she claimed, because she is a Wiccan (a self-described “white witch”). But her boss says it was because of her poor attendance record. The teacher, Ms. De La Rosa, was hired to cover for sick teachers. Only one problem – she was off 21.5 days during her first 6 months on the job. And according to her boss, her attendance rate was 20%, equivalent to working one day a week during the school year. Her boss also said she had to bring in someone to cover for the coverer!
What do you think the unemployment tribunal decided? We’ll never know, because the matter was settled after the hearing. You can read more, including Ms. De La Rosa’s side of the story, here and here.