Law360 publishes “Expert Analysis” from FisherBroyles’ Employment Counsel and partner Amy Epstein Gluck on “LGBTQ Ruling Shows Limits of Religious Exceptions”Sep 22, 2021
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A federal court’s recent ruling, finding that a Catholic school unlawfully fired a gay teacher, narrowed an exception that allows religious employers to avoid Title VII bias claims when the facts point to a wholly secular job description. After reading the FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog about the case (here), Law360 asked Amy to guest author an article discussing the case, which discusses the dichotomy of two U.S. Supreme Court cases.
At least in the Western District of North Carolina, the ministerial exception is narrow and will not justify terminating an employee of a religious institution because of sexual orientation, i.e., sex, who teaches a secular subject and does not espouse any religious teachings or participation at all.
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