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 Jarretta Hamilton is suing her former employer, Southland Christian School, in St. Cloud, Florida.

Jarretta Hamilton was hired by Southland Christian School as a fourth-grade teacher in January of 2008. In 2009, she found out that she was expecting a baby. Soon afterwards, she went to talk to school officials maternity leave policy.

Little did she know, but the maternity leave section of school policy was the least of her worries. Jarretta Hamilton had not long been married, which led school officials to specifically ask her the date that she conceived. Mrs. Hamilton explained that she conceived about three weeks prior to her marriage.

The private Christian school decided to fire Mrs. Hamilton for failure to “maintain and communicate the values and purpose of [Southland Christian School].” NBC news shared a clip of a letter from Southland Christian School on the subject, “Jarretta was asked not to return because of a moral issue that was disregarded, namely fornication, sex outside of marriage.” The letter also claims that Mrs. Hamilton agreed to uphold standards related to school values on her job application, a fact that Mrs. Hamilton disputes.

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