A Catholic woman is suing a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker after saying she was pressured to watch videos about Scientology and fired over her religious beliefs.
Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez filed a federal discrimination lawsuit April 26 against Las Vegas-based AffinityLifestyles.com, also known as Real Alkalized Water. Republican Assemblyman Brent Jones is president of the company.
The plaintiff said she was hired last March as a "brand ambassador" for Real Water, which markets purified water infused with electrons for supposed health benefits.
She said she was pressured to watch overtly religious videos and denied raises when she declined to take Scientology-themed courses, then fired last fall on the pretense that her job performance was bad.
Jones said Tuesday that he couldn't comment because he hadn't seen the lawsuit.