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Employee Allegedly Fired for Opposing Office ‘Anointing’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CN) - A former education coordinator for the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville filed a retaliation suit in Duval County Court, claiming she was fired for complaining that her supervisor had "anointed the building" with oil, including her chair.

Felita Wilson claims she informed her supervisor, Cassandra Abraham, that she disapproved of her imposing her religious practices in the workplace.

Abraham allegedly told Wilson that she "would continue her religious practice of anointing the building with oil whenever she wished, since she had the approval of higher management."

Abraham then asked Wilson to resign as education coordinator for the athletic league's after-school program, the suit claims, and fired her when she refused.

Wilson demands lost wages, back pay and benefits, along with actual and punitive damages. She is represented by Archibald Thomas III with Thomas & Klink.

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