09 Oct '11, 3am

Supreme Court Takes On Whether Religious Institutions Can Discriminate | Care2 Causes

In First Amendment jurisprudence the applicability of employment discrimination laws to religious group has to be among the most confusing and potentially controversial. And in the court’s first week, the justices took it on. The story goes like this. In 1999, the Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church School hired Cheryl Perich as a “contract teacher”–a classification reserved for employees that did not yet fit the church’s faith profile. Perich attended religious instruction under the church and eventually became a “called teacher”– a change in her employment status that meant she could be dismissed only for cause. In 2004 Perich had to take medical leave, eventually being diagnosed with and treated for narcolepsy. When she was cleared by her doctors to return to work the administration questioned whether she was really fit to teach. After a few exchanges with the adm...

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