High Court Declines Review Of Religious Bias Exemption

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a decision that faith-based humanitarian organizations are exempt from the prohibition against religious discrimination in hiring, in a case brought by former World Vision Inc. employees who were fired for their beliefs.

The court rejected a petition for certiorari lodged by three former World Vision workers who sought to overturn the Ninth Circuit's decision that although the nonprofit was neither owned by nor affiliated with a formally religious entity, it was exempt from Title VII of the...
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