A woman who said she was hired by the University of Nebraska to run a youth program has filed a lawsuit claiming she was wrongly fired because she is a witch.


A woman who said she was hired by the University of Nebraska to run a youth program has filed a lawsuit claiming she was wrongly fired because she is a witch.

The lawsuit, filed by a plaintiff identified as Jane Doe, states the woman was hired in February 2007 and was satisfactory in her performance. Once her employer discovered she was a witch, “plaintiff was terminated from her position, and was replaced by a non-witch,” the suit says.

“Plaintiff is a witch and the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft is her religion,” the suit says.

The woman previously filed a complaint with the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, which ruled her rights were violated because of religious discrimination, according to the lawsuit. The commission does not comment on complaints.

The plaintiff says in the lawsuit she is using a pseudonym to protect her privacy and that of her family. She is concerned of potential discrimination from other employers or members of the public if her real name was used.