Archdiocese expected to appeal OH teacher case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A jury has found an Ohio archdiocese discriminated against a teacher fired after becoming pregnant via artificial insemination. And legal experts expect an appeal they say could have legal impact beyond the jury decision.

Christa Dias (DEYE’-us) was fired from two schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in October 2010. A federal jury on Monday awarded her more than $170,000 in her anti-discrimination lawsuit against the archdiocese.

Dias’ attorney argued she was fired simply because she was pregnant and unmarried, violating state and federal law.

The attorney for the archdiocese and the schools argued Dias was fired for violating her contract requiring compliance with Catholic church teachings. The church considers artificial insemination a violation of church doctrine.

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