U.S. Supreme Court Strengthens Church Autonomy Doctrine
When a teacher at a religious private school is fired for reasons she believes are discriminatory, can she bring an employment discrimination claim against the school? This issue came before the US Supreme Court last term in a case where two teachers who had worked for Catholic schools alleged disability discrimination and pregnancy discrimination. In his article recently featured in the Advocate’s View of The Daily Record, Associate Jared Cook discusses The Court’s decision strengthening the ministerial exemption and how free exercise doctrine and the church autonomy doctrine come into play.
Read more about the employment discrimination case here.