Category Archives: Interesting cases

Supreme Court Will Determine Breadth of Ministerial Exception to Discrimination

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case involving the extent to which religious employers are free from the laws forbidding discrimination.  In a number of cases, charges of religious discrimination have failed where an employee’s duties have been held to be central to the church’s mission.  For example, preachers have been unable to...
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Wal-Mart Asks for Supreme Court Review of Class Action

Wal-Mart has appealed to the Supreme Court the Ninth Circuit’s green light for the massive class action suit.  As reported here earlier, the class action could lead to disposition of 1.5 million claims by women blocked from promotional opportunities.  The petition for review asks the Supreme Court to disallow a class action where...
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