Ex-employee accuses Las Vegas water bottling company of religious discrimination - 2016-05-03
A Las Vegas woman has filed a federal lawsuit that claims she was forced to watch videos based on the Church of Scientology while working at a local water bottling company owned by a Nevada assemblyman.
Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez, 27, filed the employment discrimination lawsuit April 26 against Affinitylifestyles.com Inc., the parent company for the Real Water brand. The complaint alleges that her employers made her watch videos with "religious undertones."
Real Water is owned by Brent Jones, R-Las Vegas, who is up for re-election this year. Jones, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday, went on a local talk show webcast in 2014 to tout the benefits of alkalized water and talk about his priorities as a newly elected assemblyman. He claims negative ions in the water "basically make it an antioxidant."