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Supreme Court Rules Religious Institutions Can’t Sue For Employment Discrimination

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The Supreme Court ruled that certain employees of religious schools, hospitals, and social service centers cannot sue for employment discrimination with a7-2 ruling.

This decision was brought up after former teachers sued 2 Catholic schools in Southern California after losing their jobs. In 2012, the justice decided on preventing ministers from suing their churches and also required separation of church and state. That meant that religious parties would be allowed to hire and fire individuals who serve their organization/company without court involvement.

In disagreement, Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned that more than 100,000 employees could lose the right to trial job discrimination as a result of ruling, Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion that allowing courts to consider workplace discrimination asserts against the schools would interfere with the schools constituiantally guaranteed religious independence.

Discrimination on the basis of religion and race is still illegal and these incidents must be taken seriously. Our lawyers at the Mesriani Law Group are some of the top-rated labor and employment attorneys in Los Angeles and have experience suing for discrimination in counties all over California.

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Rodney Mesriani
Rodney Mesriani

Rodney Mesriani is the principal partner of the Los Angeles and Santa Monica based Mesriani Law Group. He specializes in personal injury and employment law while also being an accomplished litigator and trial attorney. Rodney is an aggressive negotiator and a well-known and respected attorney in the areas of practice he specializes in.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University Northridge before attending Southwestern School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. While being an accomplished personal injury and employment lawyer, Rodney Mesriani has made it a point to attend numerous State Sponsored MCLE events and seminars over the years as a law practitioner to be informed of the latest laws and litigation strategies.



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