Category Archives: Religious discrimination

Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Affordable Care Act Conflicts with Religious Freedom

Some for-profit companies claim that they, because of their owners’ religious beliefs, should be exempt from the requirement that their health insurance plans provide  contraception.  The Supreme Court has decided to dive into these claims, one brought by Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer, and one by a Mennonite cabinetmaker with only...
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Chrysler Liable for “Repulsive Harassment” of Employee

Yesterday, in May v. Chrysler Group, LLC, the Seventh Circuit upheld a jury verdict in favor of a factory worker who endured years of racial and religious harassment, including frequent death threats and slashed tires. After the jury rendered its verdict, including $3.5 million on punitive damages, the trial court granted a new trial on...
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Supreme Court Closes The Courthouse Doors to Religious Employees

This week, the Supreme Court decided a closely watched Case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionCheryl Perich was a teacher at a Christian school.  She sued the school after her termination, claiming the discharge violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The school countered that the Courts had no right...
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The Supreme Court Starts Out With a Religion Case

It’s almost the first Monday in October, and the Supreme Court’s first week includes a religious employer case. These issues have been percolating for a few years, and both the Fourth Circuit and Maryland recently weighed in with decisions. In the Supreme Court case, a teacher at a Christian school charged that her termination violated...
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