Bend dentist fined nearly $348,000 for required Scientology-based training, BOLI announces - 2012-10-04
A phone message at Engel's practice said he was out until Monday. He gained his dental license in Oregon in 1998. State Board of Dentistry records show the body has never taken disciplinary action against Engel.
Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said the penalty will cover the woman's lost wages and damages as well as moving expenses and emotional distress.
Employees should feel "secure from an employer's pressure to do something that conflicts with their religious beliefs," he said in a written statement.