Friday, May 16, 2008

Former FLDS member gets favorable 10th Circuit Court ruling - Salt Lake Tribune

Posted: 1:05 PM- Denver -- Go to the audiotape. A federal entreaties tribunal revived a part of a lawsuit that claims a adult male was not rehired at a cabinet company because he discontinue a southern Beehive State polygamous sect. Some grounds is on tape. Shem Hans Fischer sued Forestwood Inc. of Hildale, Utah, and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus of Latter Day Saints and its leaders. He worked at Forestwood from 1987 until 2000, the twelvemonth he left the FLDS church. His father was Forestwood's president and a half-brother was manager. Both were FLDS members, as were all the employees. Hans Fischer said his employment ended hebdomads after he protested the fire of another worker who had left the church. When he tried to be rehired, Hans Fischer claims his application was rejected because he was a non-member. "Drop this lawsuit and allow us acquire back on alkali and we could travel forward again," Fischer's father, Erwin Fischer, now deceased, told his boy during a taped conversation. "If you're suing and fighting Uncle Rulon and wanting to work for his company at the same time, this won't work," he said, referring to Rulon Jeffs, who was caput of the Christian church at the time. A federal justice in Beehive State barred the taped conversations from evidence, calling them hearsay. But the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Mile-High City this Advertisement

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