Supreme Court To Hear Ministerial Exception Case

Law360, New York (March 28, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case about the boundaries of the so-called ministerial exception, which blocks workers who perform religious duties from filing employment suits against the religious organizations they work for.

The high court said it would examine the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission], tackling the question of whether the ministerial exception applies to a teacher at a religious elementary school who...
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