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Hamilton v. Southland Christian School, --F.3d---, 6:10-cv-871 (11th Cir. 2012)

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Court Finds That Religious School Enforcing Bar Against Pregnancy Out of Wedlock May Be Sued For Pregnancy Discrimination June 4, 2012

Franczek Radelet P.C • June 05, 2012
A recent case in the Eleventh Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals demonstrates the limited reach of Title VII’s exemption from discrimination claims afforded to religiously affiliated institutions who fail to clearly document religious reasons for employment decisions. In Hamilton v. Southland Christian School, --F.3d---, 6:10-cv-871 (11th Cir. 2012), the plaintiff was a teacher at a Christian school who became pregnant while unmarried. The school fired her for engaging in premarital sex, which it believed was a sin. The school’s religious affiliation rendered it exempt from a claim of religious discrimination under Title VII.