Clergy Exemption May Hurt Competition, High Court Told

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT) -- A group of antitrust scholars on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to limit the ministerial exception, which blocks workers who perform religious duties from filing employment suits against religious organizations, saying an overly broad exception could allow Sherman Act violations.

The high court in March agreed to hear Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission], a case which considers whether the ministerial exception applies to a teacher at a religious elementary school who teaches a secular curriculum as well as...
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