Full 7th Circ. To Eye Scope Of Church Exemption To Bias Law

By Vin Gurrieri (December 9, 2020, 3:56 PM EST) -- A Roman Catholic church persuaded the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday to revisit a divided panel decision that said a carveout to federal workplace bias law for religious employers didn't preclude a lawsuit from a former music director who claimed he was harassed for being gay and overweight. 

In a short order, the Seventh Circuit vacated a late August decision in which a split three-judge panel held that the exemption doesn't categorically block ministerial employees from pursuing suits under a hostile work environment legal theory. The panel held that church music director Sandor Demkovich thus could sue his former employer and the...

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