Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Ministerial Exception Requires Dismissal of Elementary Teacher's Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

In Hutson v. Concord Christian School, LLC, (ED TN, Nov. 4, 2019), a Tennessee federal district court dismissed an employment discrimination suit brought by an elementary teacher at a Baptist school.  The teacher's contract was not renewed after she became pregnant out of wedlock. The court held that the ministerial exception doctrine requires dismissal of plaintiff's claims.