Monday, March 28, 2011

Court to Decide If Teacher Can Sue Church School; Will Decide If Teacher Is a Rel. or Secular Worker

The US Supreme Court agreed today (March 28, 2011) to hear the case on whether a teacher at a church-run school is a religious or secular worker when it comes to the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to the Associated Press website.

Cheryl Perich, the teacher, got sick and returned to the Hosanne-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran School in Redford, Michigan, but was told that she had been fired.

She complained to the Equal Opportunity Commission, which sued the Lutheran Church.

The 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Perich's job as a teacher was secular -- not religious -- thus preventing the church from throwing out the case.

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