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Mon., May 21, 2012 10:03pm EDT (Reuters) — Time Warner Cable has been hit with a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee in New York. Keith Reid worked in the company's New York City maintenance department for about nine years before he was fired earlier this year.

He says he was terminated because of his religion, claiming he was dismissed for complaining to human resources about coworkers who were watching pornography at work. How pornography turned into religious discrimination is a bit muffled. Reid apparently saw a supervisor watching porn in February 2011, explains the New York Post. He complained, stating that he finds pornography offensive because he is a Christian.

Human resources appears to have taken no action, as Reid claims he saw coworkers watching pornography approximately 10 times. He made two additional complaints, the last of which the New York Daily News reports ended in suspension. He was then fired.

It’s possible that Time Warner was required to accommodate Reid's religious objection to workplace pornography. It’s unclear whether Reid also sued the company for sex discrimination, asserting that Time Warner illegally allowed its employees to create a sexually hostile work environment. Court documents were not available online.

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