Ex-Catholic Teacher's Bias Suit Ducks Ministerial Exception

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge ruled Thursday that an unmarried Catholic schoolteacher who was fired after becoming pregnant can proceed with a discrimination suit, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the ministerial exception to employment discrimination laws.

U.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel refused to dismiss Christa Dias' pregnancy bias and breach of contract suit against the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, finding that Dias — unlike the Lutheran schoolteacher at the center of the high court's ruling recognizing the exception in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and...
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Dias v. Archdiocese of Cincinnati et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-00251

Court

Ohio Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

Susan J. Dlott

Date Filed

April 21, 2011

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