Monday, March 28, 2011

Supreme Court Grants Review In "Ministerial Exception" Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in a case involving the scope of the "ministerial exception" to federal anti-discrimination laws.  The case is Hosanna- Tabor Church v. EEOC, (Docket No. 10-553, cert. granted 3/28/2011). (Order List.) In the case, the 6th Circuit held that parochial school teachers who teach primarily secular subjects are covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act and are not "ministerial employees" who are excepted from coverage. (See prior posting.)  Scotus blog has links to various documents in the case.