9th Circ. Upholds World Vision Terminations On Appeal

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 7:14 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit has upheld its ruling that faith-based humanitarian organizations are exempt from the Civil Rights Act’s prohibition against religious discrimination in hiring, in a case brought by former World Vision Inc. employees who were fired for their beliefs.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday denied a petition for a rehearing en banc and reissued the opinion it handed down in August that the nonprofit, despite being neither owned by nor affiliated with a formally religious entity, qualifies as exempt...
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