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Lawsuit Alleges Hampton Inn Employee Punished For Refusing An Exorcism

Posted at 2:29 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 14:29:40-04

HAZARD, Ky. (LEX 18) – A lawsuit filed in Perry County Circuit Court makes an unusual allegation. A former employee of the Hampton Inn claims that he was discriminated against for refusing a spiritual cleansing.

Jason Fields filed the suit against his former manager, Sharon Lindon, on the grounds of religious discrimination.

According to court documents, Fields said the bizarre situation started when Lindon found out he was getting a divorce. The suit states that Lindon told Fields that his marital problems were being caused by demons and stated that if he wanted to continue to work for her…he would need to be cleansed.

Cleansing, Lindon allegedly explained to Fields, was just like an exorcism and that she herself had been on the receiving end of the practice three or four times. At one point, the plaintiff claims that members of Lindon’s church showed up in the lobby during his shift and prayed for him.

The suit also claims that Lindon also provided a questionnaire to Fields to fill out about his romantic and sexual history, complete with a question on whether or not Lindon had made a pact with Satan.

Other questions on the survey included:

Do you have lustful thoughts?

Do you frequently masturbate?

Have you ever sexually fantasized about an animal?

Fields did not turn the form over to Lindon. He eventually quit his job. The suit is seeking a jury trial and named Lindon as well as the Hampton Inn.