Seventh Circuit: Defines Application of the Ministerial Exception in Discrimination Claims
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February 13, 2018
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In Miriam Grussgott v. Milwaukee Jewish Day School, Inc., the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal used a “totality of circumstances” approach to determine that a Hebrew teacher’s position was ministerial in nature, rendering her ineligible to pursue an employment discrimination claim under the Americans with Disability Act.
The Seventh Circuit’s decision emphasizes the need to clearly communicate an employee’s job title, duties, and the organization’s expectations.
- Have job descriptions reviewed for consistency with ministerial duties, if applicable.
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