Ohio, Unions Settle Religious Discrimination Case

Law360, New York (September 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors have settled a controversial religious discrimination case against the state of Ohio and a union over employees’ right to refuse paying fees to unions whose policies conflict with their personal beliefs.

At issue was whether employees who disagree with unions on issues such as abortion and gay marriage would be allowed to donate to charity rather than funding the unions. The lawsuits alleged that the state defendants and the union violated federal employment discrimination laws by failing to respect the rights of employees with...
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