WALDOBORO – The Maine Human Rights Commission says a Waldoboro restaurant worker was right when she alleged that her employer discriminated against her on religious grounds after she began dating the son of the restaurant’s co-owner.

Waitress Allina Diaz said a Moody’s Restaurant co-owner created a hostile work environment for her after she began dating the man’s son, a fellow restaurant employee.

An investigator’s report from October says there are reasonable grounds to believe the co-owner discriminated against Diaz because of her lack of religious faith. The report says Diaz described Moody’s as mostly “staffed by and frequented by persons who espouse the same Christian beliefs and attend the same church.”

The commission ruled in Diaz’s favor on Monday.

The restaurant’s owners have denied any unlawful discrimination.

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