Monthly Archives: September 2011

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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What Does Maryland Do About Employment Discrimination by Religious Institutions?

new case by the state’s highest court addressed a raging issue – do religious institutions have free rein to discriminate against employees, or must there be a religious component to the discrimination? The new case involved a claim by Mary Linklater that the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Montgomery County.  On the merits, the...
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President’s Job Bill Would Encourage Hiring of the Unemployed

President Obama’s proposed bill for job creation includes several provisions to support unemployment workers. The jobs bill would extend both monetary and job services benefits. It also has a detailed plan to allow states to offer training and other support to those who wish to become self-employed. An interesting part of the bill addresses a key...
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