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A federal appeals court ruled that a "press secretary" was barred by the "ministerial exception" from suing her church for employment discrimination.

Key point 2-04.1. Most courts have concluded that they are barred by the first amendment guarantees of religious freedom and nonestablishment of religion from resolving challenges by dismissed clergy to the legal validity of their dismissals.

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* A federal appeals court ruled that a "press secretary" was barred by the "ministerial exception" from suing her church for employment discrimination. A woman (Gloria) was hired by the Archdiocese of Chicago (the "Church") to fill the post of Hispanic Communications Manager. Her duties included: composing media releases for the Hispanic community; composing correspondence for the Cardinal; developing a working relationship with the Hispanic media and parishes in the Hispanic community to promote church activities; developing a working relationship with the Hispanic community to enhance community involvement; composing articles for ...

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  • January 1, 2004

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