GOOD LORD!!! Church Can Fire Employee for Living with Boyfriend Out of Wedlock

By: Sam G. Sherman, Esq. Many employers feel that the law has gone so far that they cannot fire any employee for anything without risking liability. Not always true. The Fourth District Court of Appeals recently decided that a church can fire an employee for living with her boyfriend and raising their child together out of wedlock. Henry v. Red Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tustin involved a female employee teaching in the Church's preschool. Henry was…

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Class Certification in Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Suit

By Sam G. Sherman The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied class certification in a suit brought by a class of roughly 1.5 million female current and former Wal-Mart employees in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. The female employees alleged that Wal-Mart’s policy of providing local managers with discretion over employment decisions has a disproportionate impact against female employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court after the trial court…

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Class Certification in Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied class certification in a suit brought by a class of roughly 1.5 million female current and former Wal-Mart employees in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. The female employees alleged that Wal-Mart’s policy of providing local managers with discretion over employment decisions has a disproportionate impact against female employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court after the trial court and the Ninth Circuit…

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