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Woman sues employer for allegedly forbidding her from saying 'God bless you' to customers

Cynthia Fernandez, a former New Jersey toll collector, is suing her former employer for what she says is a "violation of First Amendment rights" because she was told she wasn't allowed to say "God Bless you" to customers, for fear it might offend someone.

A turnpike authority spokesman, however, alleges Fernandez's resignation letter said nothing of the "God bless you" incident, and that the reason Fernandez likely quit was because her supervisor asked employees to work extended hours.

White House guidelines assert that federal employees may engage in religious expression in the workplace as long as it doesn't impair public service, resemble official endorsement, or intrude upon other employees' rights, according to AOL.com.