Fired Catholic Teacher Sues Harrisburg Diocese

A pregnant Northumberland County teacher who alleges that she was fired from her Catholic school job because the diocese was upset that she wasn’t married has filed suit contesting her termination. Naiad Reich filed a breach of contract suit Friday in Northumberland County Court against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. She’s also seeking a permanent injunction that would reinstate her as a teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School near Shamokin. Reich, who isn’t Catholic, said she was fired November 30th after notifying the diocese that she and her boyfriend were expecting a baby in June but had no immediate plans to marry. The diocese told the Associated Press that officials hadn’t seen the suit and couldn’t comment before reviewing the documents.