High Court To Mull Churches' Employment Suit Immunity

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to tackle a highly controversial employment case Wednesday with the potential to explode decades of existing legal doctrine that covers the role courts can play in the hiring and firing decisions of religious institutions.

In the first week of its fall term, the high court will hear oral arguments in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a case that examines the claims that Cheryl Perich, a fourth-grade schoolteacher at parochial school, brought against the...
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