Supremes Court – Religion Ministers aren’t employees – sort of

A lot of you are churches and/or schools with church affiliations, and this was a unanimous decision, so listen up. Those of you who are neither a church or a church-affiliated school, please refer to the previous article and work on your Spinal Tap assignment.

The Supreme Court ruled that a minister can not sue their religious employer for employment discrimination. Although the Supreme Court did not provide a formula or standard to use when determining if someone qualifies as a minister, it did determine that in this specific case, a teacher was considered a minister and therefore could not sue the church. Confused? I was too, so I clicked here and read the entire article by our partners at Fisher & Phillips.


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