Tag Archives: Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru
The U.S. Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor (2012) and Our Lady of Guadalupe (2020) embraced what Justice Samuel Alito described as the “so-called ministerial exception,” a doctrine that exempts religious organizations from discrimination laws when dealing with certain employees. Why “so-called”? Because the exemption covers more than just ministers or the top officials of a religious organization. But whom else? Certainly some teachers in church elementary schools, as the U.S. Supreme Court held in both of those cases.