“Hostile Fetus” Claim Brings Lawsuit Against Popular Home Builder

A well-known Omaha builder is accused of pressuring employees into unusual behavior at work. Former workers at Hearthstone Homes come forward after a federal lawsuit exposes complaints about the company and it’s CEO.

Jammie Harms claims Hearthstone Homes CEO John Smith felt he was spiritually connected to her fetus and it “was creating a negative energy in the work place”.

Other former employees not shocked by Harm’s lawsuit. “It’s 100 percent religious based, he would tell us about his Unity church, his past life experiences,” says Mike Boyd. Boyd worked for Hearthstone for six years. Boyd insists CEO Smith and other company leaders forced what he calls, their religious beliefs, on every employee. If you worked there you were required to attend Mind, Body, and Energy sessions or MBE, a practice the company describes as holistic and good for their business.

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