PATERSON, N.J. (CN) – A nurse claims St. Joseph’s Medical Center fired her because she gave a patient a Christian book she wrote. Robyn Molnar said she has published “several volumes of reminiscences, religious views, and poetry arising out of her religious experiences,” that her books have been available at the Medical Center for 5 years and that she “has never been asked to remove the religious publications from the patients’ lounge.”
Molnar says that was only trying to make a patient feel more comfortable when she gave him her book, in the presence of his wife.
His wife filed a complaint with the hospital.
According to the complaint in Passaic County Court, when Molnar’s supervisor found out about this, she suspended her for distributing “unauthorized materials to patients.”
Molnar claims the hospital has “no policy or rule” prohibiting her from giving books to patients. She says she has given her books to other patients and to hospital staff members for years without incident.
Molnar also says she was classified as “delusional” by some hospital employees, and in the complaint that was filed against her, which she views as a direct attack “respecting her writings” and religious beliefs.
Molnar said she had worked for the hospital for 11 years when she was fired in January.
She is represented by William Feldman of Wayne, N.J.