Religious Charities Exempt From Title VII: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 25, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that faith-based humanitarian organizations are exempt from the Civil Rights Act's prohibition against religious discrimination in hiring, upholding a win for World Vision Inc. in a case brought by three former employees who were fired for their religious beliefs.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said Monday in a split ruling that although the nonprofit is neither owned by nor affiliated with a formally religious entity, it qualifies as exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights...
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