Earlier this year, Minnesota Litigator covered a Minnesota Supreme Court appeal argued by a Halunen & Associates attorney in an employment case against Capella University (here). Yesterday, CourtHouse News Service reported about a new complaint, brought by a Halunen lawyer against the University of St. Thomas, in which plaintiff alleges she was terminated for having had a hysterectomy. Plaintiff alleges that she was instructed that she would have to tell her supervisor the reason for her medical leave because, she alleges, her employer would view this as a form of birth control “against the church.”
The complaint is somewhat sprawling in its allegations of wrong-doing, supposed whistle-blowing, sexism, etc. One might even refer to the complaint against the University of St. Thomas as a plaintiffs’ litany (and, of course, the ever-present prayer for relief).