An Oklahoma woman who alleged that a Catholic bishop subjected her to "severe and pervasive" gender and age discrimination at work is not entitled to protection by federal employment laws, the 10th Circuit has ruled, making it the latest court to weigh in on the issue of the "ministerial exception." The circuit concluded that the plaintiff's duties were not just administrative but also spiritual, therefore granting the church immunity from her suit.
10th Circuit Finds Church Immune From Workplace Discrimination Suit
The National Law Journal
July 16, 2010