7th Circ. Ministerial Exception Employment Discrimination Law Exemption

The ministerial exception stems from the Very first Modification of the Constitution’s Religion Clauses and presents spiritual corporations a wide exemption from work discrimination laws that would if not utilize to the choosing and firing of ministerial personnel.  The Seventh Circuit, sitting en banc, a short while ago held on July 9, 2021, in Demkovich v. St. Andrew the Apostle Parish and the Archdiocese of Chicago, that the ministerial exception also bars hostile perform setting statements. 

The Demkovich decision was preceded by two major Supreme Court docket situations regularly cited in the Seventh Circuit’s opinion as delivering clarity

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Eighth Circuit Class Action: Employment Base Ambient Harassment

This GT Report Summarizes Recent Class-Action
Decisions From Across the United States Highlights from this issue include:

  • Supreme Court holds that serving a product market in the forum state is sufficient for specific personal jurisdiction in product liability lawsuits even when the product was not designed, manufactured or sold in that market.

  • First Circuit looks to recent Massachusetts decision in upholding order compelling individual arbitration and dismissing putative class action based on an online “clickwrap” agreement.

  • Second Circuit holds that a district court can sua sponte decertify a class after class certification, even absent a significant intervening event.

  • Third Circuit

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