WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A teacher who taught a
religious class, led worship and led prayer was a commissioned minister, and
her employment falls within the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution's
ministerial exception, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 11, reversing
In a Landmark Decision, the Supreme Court
Exempts "Churches" From Most Employment Discrimination Statutes Affecting
by Gregory W. McClune
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution ( U.S.
Const. amend. I ) provides, in part, that "Congress shall...
In a decision that many are
calling a resounding victory for religious organizations, the Supreme Court has
unanimously decided that the First Amendment's establishment and free exercise
clauses create a "ministerial exception" that bars an ADA lawsuit
(and by extension all discrimination...
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
With Easter and Passover almost upon us, what better
topic than a new case on the ministerial exception to Title VII?
A federal judge in Ohio has recently refused
to dismiss * a lawsuit brought by a former teacher at a Catholic school who
alleged that she was let go because of her pregnancy. (The...
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...
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?
long ago , I wrote about the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, which terminated an