Religious Groups Not Immune To Bias Claims, 6th Circ. Finds

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit found on Wednesday that the Rehabilitation Act does not include religious exemptions, reversing a lower court’s ruling that the Salvation Army’s religious motivation allowed it to dodge employment discrimination claims brought under the act.

In a unanimous, published decision, the appeals court remanded and reversed an Ohio federal court’s decision to award summary judgment to the Salvation Army in a discrimination suit brought under the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs involved in providing social services that...
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