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U.S. Supreme Court Bars Ministers From Suing Their Churches For Discriminatory Termination

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states in part: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . ." The first of these two quoted clauses is known as the Establishment Clause. The second of these two quoted...

Woman Fired for IVF Will Test Bounds of Title VII’s Ministerial Exception

It's no secret that I approach employment law from a pro-employer viewpoint. It's right in the blog's title: The Ohio Employer's Law Blog. Yet, despite my management-side tendencies, I call 'em as I see 'em, and every now and again a story about an employer's treatment...

Religious Employers, The Ministerial Exception and Single Moms -- Again!

I wonder if there is a recognized legal specialty in the area of unwed-pregnant-moms-and-religious-schools-discrimination law. If so, I think I will qualify very soon. Happy belated Mother's Day? Not long ago , I wrote about the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, which terminated an unmarried pregnant...