Supreme Court Gives Churches Special Rights To Discriminate Against Sick Employees

Supreme Court Gives Churches Special Rights To Discriminate Against Sick Employees January 11, 2012

Frederick Sparks explains the details of a bizarre ruling, according to which a church was allowed to invoke a ministerial exception to wrongful termination lawsuits in a case where they refused to give back a job to an employee who suffered narcolepsy and needed to take a leave of absence. One can understand, in theory, churches being able to hire and fire over religious doctrine where other employees would not be able to. But why should they be allowed to treat the sick with any less accommodation than other employers are? Read more.

The text of the ruling is here.

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