Former Blue Stuff workers discuss lawsuit against the company

Tuesday, September 30th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Five former employees of Oklahoma based Blue Stuff are speaking out for the first time since they were fired. They've filed a lawsuit claiming they were let go for complaining about weekly prayer meetings.

The former workers accuse Blue Stuff founder Jack McClung of religious discrimination. They also allege age discrimination, sexual harassment, and violations of the Americans Disability Act.

The company says it would be inappropriate to comment on the lawsuit. David Robinson, Blue Stuff CFO, "We're not here to try this in the public. We feel like we have a strong defense and a strong position in this case and we're going to defend ourselves vigorously."

David Kimsey, who filed the lawsuit, "when you fire someone and don't tell them what the reasoning is and do it on the spot, is not right."

The News on 6 also spoke with several other former employees who said they considered the prayer meetings a privilege, and never felt they’d lose their jobs if they didn’t attend.