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Employment Practices - Part 1

A former female chaplain at a Catholic University was barred by the so-called “ministerial exception” from suing the University for sex 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 district court in Pennsylvania ruled that a former female chaplain at a Catholic University was barred by the so-called "ministerial exception" from suing the University for sex discrimination. A woman (Lynn) was hired as campus chaplain by a Catholic university. She claimed that the university discriminated against her on account of her gender in limiting her responsibilities as a result, she alleged, of her vocal opposition to the university's attempts to cover up several incidents of sexual misconduct involving administrators and faculty. Believing that she was about to be fired, Lynn resigned her employment. She later ...

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  • November 1, 2005

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