Former Rockwell Collins Employee Sues Company


By Claire Kellett

CEDAR RAPIDS - A former employee is suing Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids for violating his civil rights. Thomas Meeker worked there most recently as a senior systems engineer. He claims the company forced him to take part in a diversity training course that discussed things like accepting homosexuality.

According to court documents, Meeker says his Christian faith believes homosexuality is a sin, so he objected to the training last May. After several meetings ending in disagreement, he claims Rockwell Collins sent him a termination letter the following month.

The documents also say Rockwell Collins told Meeker before letting him go that they did not expect him to change his beliefs, but rather respect his co-workers.

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