Jurors in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Kansas Secretary of State’s office will have to decide whether a former employee was fired for not going to church or because her work performance was inadequate. Attorneys finished their arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Courtney Canfield, a former employee in the business services division of the Secretary of State’s office. They passed the case onto an eight-member jury that began deliberations late Wednesday afternoon and will continue Thursday morning. Canfield, who was fired in November 2013, claims assistant secretary of state Eric Rucker told her grandmother, Margie Canfield, that she had been fired for not going to church. Margie Canfield, a long-time friend of Rucker’s, delivered that news to her granddaughter. Canfield’s attorney, Gary Laughlin, told jurors he thought reasonable compensation for Canfield would top $116,000, including actual wage losses and emotional and mental damages. Laughlin made the case that Canfield had performed adequately at her job despite health-related absences and said her supervisors did not use office disciplinary policies against her. He said her personnel file did not have any written disciplinary records and, by contrast, she was given a promotion and a 25 percent pay raise in June 2013. She was hired that January. They said the decision to fire Canfield came on Nov. 15, 2013 after an “altercation” Canfield had with another employee. Canfield was sent home and informed by her grandmother that she had been terminated.