Religion and the Workplace: Legal Analysis of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as It Applies to Religion and Religious Organizations

Religion and the Workplace: Legal Analysis of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as It Applies to Religion and Religious Organizations

Date: January 20, 2011
Creator: Brougher, Cynthia
Description: This report reviews the scope of Title VII as it applies to religion and religious organizations and the requirements of the anti-discrimination protections and the accommodations provision. It also analyzes the exemptions available to religious organizations for the non-discrimination rules.
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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): A Legal Overview

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): A Legal Overview

Date: September 5, 2008
Creator: Feder, Jody
Description: This report provides an overview of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and discusses current legal and legislative developments.
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Legal Implications of the Contagious Disease or Infections Amendment to the Civil Rights Restoration Act, S.557

Legal Implications of the Contagious Disease or Infections Amendment to the Civil Rights Restoration Act, S.557

Date: March 14, 1988
Creator: Jones, Nancy Lee
Description: This report discusses the civil rights restoration act, S. 557, as it passed the House and Senate. This provision would most likely be interpreted as codifying the existing standards relating to section 504 interpretation concerning discrimination against individuals with handicaps.
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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Disparate Impact Claims: An Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Smith v. City of Jackson

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Disparate Impact Claims: An Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Smith v. City of Jackson

Date: June 20, 2005
Creator: Dale, Charles V. & Feder, Jody
Description: This report discusses Smith v. City of Jackson, a recent case in which the Supreme Court held that workers may sue employers under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) for workplace policies that have an adverse impact on older employees, even if the discriminatory effects are not intentional.
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The Ministerial Exception of the First Amendment: Employment Discrimination and Religious Organizations

The Ministerial Exception of the First Amendment: Employment Discrimination and Religious Organizations

Date: December 10, 2014
Creator: Brown, Cynthia
Description: This report analyzes the history and constitutional bases for the ministerial exception and examines selected statutory provisions reflecting its protections under federal employment laws. The report examines the distinction between the constitutional and statutory protections for religious organizations and addresses critical questions involved in judicial consideration of the ministerial exception. It analyzes which employees may qualify as ministerial, the extent to which courts may defer to religious entities claiming the exception, and whether the exception may apply to any claim brought against a religious entity.
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