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Washington Captain Settles Religious Discrimination Claims for $1 Million

A Washington fire captain who was terminated for ignoring orders to stop sending religious-themes emails over the department’s email system has reached a settlement of his First Amendment religious discrimination suit. Former Spokane Valley captain Jon Sprague has agreed to settle his suit against the Spokane Valley Fire Department for close to $1 million.

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Washington Captain Wins First Amendment Reprieve

The Washington State Supreme Court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Spokane Valley fire captain who was terminated because he refused to stop emailing and posting religiously-themed posts over the fire department’s online system. The ruling reversed decisions that upheld the 2012 termination of Captain Jon Sprague from the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

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