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Here's a Scientology 'scripture' that is used as rationale by scientologists to fire employees when they refuse to convert to Scientology via WISE consulting firms or direct pressure:
No attempt would be made to establish communication with the declared SP [Suppressive Person] "to clear matters up" or to seek to reform the SP. The SP's reform is strictly in the hands of HCO [Hubbard Communications Office]. The PTS [Potential Trouble Source] simply disconnects.
Example: One discovers that an employee at his place of business is an SP - he steals money, drives away customers, wipes out other employees and will not correct no matter what you do. The handling is very simple-the PTS fires him and that's the end of it right there!
To fail or refuse to disconnect from a suppressive person not only denies the PTS case gain, it is also supportive of the suppressive-in itself a Suppressive Act.
-- Source is Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter (HCOPL) 10 Sep 1983, "PTSness AND DISCONNECTION".
When somene is labeled a Suppressive Person for not going along with the Scientology program in a company then scientologists can't communicate any longer with such a person. Let alone employ him or her. Such is the power of the Disconnection doctrine over scientologists. They have to disconnect (cut all communications) otherwise they become a Suppressive Person themselves and they will be ostracized by all the other scientologists including their scientologist-family and scientologists business partners.
To answer this question we will just accept the claims of Scientology itself that it is a religion. With this in mind it is hard to understand the denials by WISE consultants/dentists/vets and HCA students alike that their material is not religious when the very word that represents the S in WISE is Scientology.
The question whether World Institute of Scientology Enterprises International or its licensed siblings Hubbard College of Administration International, and other Hubbard College's of Administration are teaching religion needs to be answered with a resounding yes! WISE's incorporation papers state it is organized "primarily for religious purposes". The in-house WISE course room set-up kit contains books which are regarded in Scientology as sacred scriptures. Among them the Organization Executive Course : An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy and the Introduction to Scientology Ethics books.
The former is also part of the HCA Int curriculum albeit they neglect to mention the last part of the title. It probably doesn't look too good to deny teaching Scientology and on the same page including the "Encyclopedia of Scientology" as part of its courses. See point 5 on the HCA site.
More details are here: WISE_religious_consulting.html
Another thing I'd like to point out concerns the qualifycations WISE licensed consultants need. They are the people who consult dentists, vetenerians, chiropractors etc. So they greatly impact practices and their employees. These WISE people need to be licensed by WISE of course (they want money) and have to have followed training at the Church of Scientology or Hubbard College of Administration.
Seen in this light look the denials that their material has nothing to do with religion about as convincing when someone would insist not having studied religious material but did follow his training in the Roman Catholic church and on top of that is promised extra income when he converts others to Christianity and even gets a manual published by this church how to convert as many people as possible.
How far fetched this may seem, this is exactly what is the case with these Scientology connected business people. They are promised more money and do have such a manual.
More details are here:
Brianne Shahan filed the suit against Richmond Monroe Group Inc. in U.S. District Court last month. Shahan claims her former employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by allegedly pressuring her to divorce her husband and become a Scientologist... Shahan also claims she was forced by her employer to attend daily “church” sessions at work and that she was urged to divorce her husband.
A receptionist [Jessica Uretsky of Frisco] for a Plano dentist was forced to study Scientology during mandatory after-work meetings and told to increase business by concentrating on her phone to make it ring, federal officials said. The accusations of religious discrimination against K. Mike Dossett, who also operates clinics in Frisco and North Dallas, were announced last week when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit.
Tammy Bright, 44, is now suing Smile Savers Dentistry for $400,000, accusing it of discrimination because she did not adapt her religious beliefs to Scientology. Devora Lindeman, a Newark, N.J., attorney representing the dentistry operated by Dr. Daniel Stewart, denies the allegations and said Bright was fired for "poor performance."
Ex-Scientology executive Rich Dunning writes how his ex-scientologist wife Anne-Marie was fired by scientologist and WISE promoter - chiropractor Glenda Rose. Despite the promise not to force Scientology on her, it wasn't long before scientologist Rose asked Anne-Marie to participate in a Scientology practice called "security checking." Which means being interrogated while connected to Scientology's model of lie-detector. A huge invasion of privacy in any other book.
The Dr and owner, Dr Heike, allows Marline Davis, a "business consultant" and Scientology pusher to call all the shots in the running of his front office. She used this power to intimidate and coerce the mostly Christian emplyees to take the CoS courses. My wife, Melissa, refused and was fired. We filed in federal court and the Dr finally settled.
A former employee of a local chiropractic firm filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the company, claiming he was forced to participate in training programs aimed at "indoctrinating" him in the tenets of the Church of Scientology. John M. Waksmundski said when he protested that the teachings offended his Christian beliefs, he was fired. Waksmundski filed suit in U.S. District Court against the directors of what was known as Affordable Chiropractic Clinics. The company has since been bought out.
"Scientology has scared away almost every good employee the company's had," said Brenda Vinson, a former store manager who in October filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claim against Cocolat's then-president, Jeff Titterington, charging religious harassment. Vinson claimed she was pressured to quit her job last July after openly criticizing the company's use of the Hubbard management techniques for employee training. Her resistance to the techniques, she said, led to negative performance, reviews and denial of a promotion.
Several months after she went to work at a Manhattan real estate firm, Karen Schwartz says her boss, developer Lawrence Feldman, ordered her to take an unusual series of night classes. Ms. Schwartz says he informed her they were simply business courses. . . . According to a complaint Ms. Schwartz has filed with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she was subjected to something close to an indoctrination into the Church of Scientology.
Two former assistants of a Canton dentist -- one a Catholic, the other a Protestant -- charge they were wrongfully fired because of their religious beliefs. . . The suit charges that the three women 'were continually, against their will, subjected to religious recruitment, proselytizing and brainwashing by defendants in fervent attempts to convert them to the Scientology cult.'
Christina M. Goudeau, of Baton Rouge, LA, filed suit against her former employers, Landmark Dental Care, in June, claiming religious discrimination. She said they fired her because she refused to go along with them in joining the Church of Scientology and using Scientology practices and terminology in the office. She says the dentists pressured her to join after they attended meetings and seminars by Sterling Management Systems, the Dianetics Foundation, and the Church of Scientology. (From "Suit blames Scientology for firing" by Fred Kalmbach, The Advocate [Baton Rouge], 6/16/93)
Two women who worked for a veterinarian in the Westchester County [NY] town of South Salem complained to the New York State Department of Human Rights that they were dismissed from their jobs because they refused to take classes promoted by the Church of Scientology. The classes were contracted by veterinarian Martin Goldstein from the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, known as WISE, to improve efficiency and morale
Three dental office employees where fired by Dr. Aydin Cabi, DDS because they refused, on grounds of religious conscience, to attend MasterTech Computer Products seminars based upon aspects of Scientology-a religion that, they felt, conflicted with their own beliefs. Six people sued C. AYDIN CABI, DDS, INC. and Stephen A. Kent Ph.D was asked to write an expert report for the plaintiffs.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on behalf of former employees of Harlingen Family Dentistry who refused to attend training courses reportedly containing scientology doctrine.
Shocking testimony about a Zoglobeck factory worker who was fired for not submitting to demands of the company director to participate in Scientology cult seminars was heard on 9 Tammuz at a special meeting of the Knesset Labor and Welfare Committee.
A group hired to teach communication and time-management skills to employees of Applied Materials were apprently recruiters for the Church of Scientology, three former employees claim in a lawsuit. . . But the seminar firm, Applied Scholastics of Fremont, was really a recruitment arm of the Church of Scientology, a religious group that has been accused of financially exploiting followers and ruthlessly attacking critics, according to the suit. When they refused to take the courses, the employees claim, they were driven out of the company. They also allege that the seminars violated their religious freedom.
Applied Materials, a computer equipment company in Caliifornia, recently settled out of court for an estimated $600,000 with three ex-employees who say they were driven out of the company after they complained about courses given on the job by Applied Scholastics, a management consulting group basing its work on the writing of Scientology cult founder L. Ron Hubbard. The company admitted it "lacked sensitivity with regard to the controversial nature of L. Ron Hubbard. (Forbes, 9/14/92)
More on Applied Materials
Arlington veterinary clinic has agreed to end a federal job discrimination lawsuit
(EEOC v. I-20 Animal Medical Center, N.D. Tex, 398CV2316-X, settlement approved 12/2/99)
The lawsuit, filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleges that workers at the I-20 Animal Clinic, 5820 W. Interstate 20, were discriminated against if they did not adopt the principles of the Church of Scientology.
The former employees of the clinic in the 5800 block of West Interstate 20 said that they were pressured to participate in employee training programs developed by the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises. Promotions, raises and bonuses were tied to participation in the activities, and employees who did not take part suffered retaliation, the employees charged in their complaint.
Since at least Sept. 1, 1991, the complaint charged, I-20 intentionally pressured employees to "conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the teachings of the Church of Scientology and to participate in religious activities, including, but not limited to, religiously-influenced course-work."
Susan Morgan case
These articles center around the civil suit which was before Superior Court Judge Alice B. Gibney and a jury, of Susan Elizabeth Morgan (Catholic) who claimed her former employer Dr. Roger N. Carlsten -- a dentist who got into Scientology via Sterling Management -- fired her for refusing to take a Hubbard Administrative Technology ``statistics`` course with Precision Management (seems defuct as of May 2004). She says the course contained Scientology material. The suit claimed a violation of the Rhode Island Employment Fair Practices Act. Judge Gibney had ruled out the potential for punitive damages; Morgan was claiming $12,063 in lost wages, medical benefits and costs. The jury found on the 28th of January that Roger N. Carlsten did not discriminate against his former receptionist's religious beliefs when he fired her in January 1992. Morgan's lawyer, Renee Bushey, has said she will appeal the case based on errors of law she alleges Gibney made throughout "a really unfair trial. "
Susan Morgan wants to appeal the case but need funds
Susan has dropped her appeal due to lack of funds and has to pay trial costs
Dr. Carlsten will try to get his legal fees back from Susan.
Susan has to pay scientologist Dr. Carlsten 2400 USD.
Dr. Roger Carlsten was on 05/01/2001 reprimanded by the Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Dentistry for promoting a 'bait and switch' operation.
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