Supreme Court Re-Asserts “Ministerial Exception”

Bill Wright The U.S. Supreme Court (“the Court”) today re-emphasized the “ministerial exception” to discrimination laws. The “ministerial exception” is a court-created doctrine that prevents the U.S. courts from becoming entangled in the internal governance and doctrines of religious organizations. In 2012, in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. USOC, the Court had affirmed […]

Courts Open For Any Reasonable Suggestion

By Matt Morrison In Porter v. City of Chicago, the plaintiff sued Chicago, alleging that the City failed to accommodate her need to attend Sunday morning church services.  The trial court and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals both ruled that the City was not liable because, while discussing the situation with the employee, the […]