What constitutes undue hardship?
Undue hardship refers not only to financial difficulty, but to reasonable accommodations that are unduly extensive, substantial, or disruptive, or those that would fundamentally alter the nature or operation of the business.
Are there any federal laws against religious discrimination?
Ministerial Exception: Courts have held that clergy members generally cannot bring claims under the federal employment discrimination laws, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Where can I find guidance on religious discrimination?
The following questions and answers were adapted from EEOC’s Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination, available at https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/section-12-religious-discrimination, which contains more detailed guidance, legal citations, case examples, and best practices.
How does Title VII protect against religious discrimination?
Title VII’s protections also extend to those who are discriminated against or need accommodation because they profess no religious beliefs.
Is the prohibition against disparate treatment based on religion?
Title VII’s prohibition against disparate (different) treatment based on religion generally functions like its prohibition against disparate treatment based on race, color, sex, or national origin.
Are there any pastors who preach against racism?
All pastors, if they are honest, make these calculations, even if they decide to speak the truth anyway. Pastors who have spent time milling around at coffee hour or listening to unguarded small talk know the political opinions of their congregants. They know exactly who will be upset over any mention of race.
Why do some pastors choose to remain silent?
In response, some choose silence for the sake of unity. Other pastors are silent not out of fear but out of conviction. They believe it’s the church’s job to preach the gospel (and by that they mean the plan of salvation), and anything beyond that is a political distraction.
Can a gay man become a priest in the Anglican Church?
The Anglican Church of New Zealand has experienced division and some bishops decided not to allow non-celibate homosexuals to become clergy. However, the Dunedin Diocese of the Anglican Church of New Zealand ordained an openly partnered gay man as deacon and, subsequently, as priest in 2005.
Is it okay for a pastor to preach against slavery?
In other words, it is not enough for a pastor to preach doctrines without applying those doctrines to the issues of the day. In Pennington’s time, the question was slavery. It was a widespread evil written into law that informed public practice from one end of this country to the other.