Claim: The Hobby Lobby chain fired an employee for divorcing her husband without company approval.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2014]
Real or False?
Origins: On 7 April 2014, the Daily Currant published an article positing that the Hobby Lobby chain of retail craft stores had fired an employee for divorcing her husband without company approval:
33-year old Jennifer Silverton of Scottsdale, Ariz., spent seven years as a cashier at the arts and crafts retail giant and was promoted to assistant manager just two weeks ago.
However, her employment was abruptly terminated for reasons of "moral laxity" after upper management learned she had divorced her husband two months ago after six years of marriage.
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Last updated: 12 April 2014