U.S. Supreme Court Expands Ministerial Exception for Religious Organizations

August 13, 2020 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by James W. Ward, J.D.; Employment Law Subject Matter Expert/Legal Writer and Editor, CalChamber

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled 7-2 that the First Amendment Religion Clauses protect religious schools from discrimination claims made by teachers, reversing a 2018 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision — and arguably expanding a religious exception to federal employment discrimination laws.

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