The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the “ministerial exception” that bars some employment discrimination claims against religious institutions, also bars such claims by elementary school teachers at private Catholic schools. The case further clarifies an exception that came to prominence back in 2012 and expands the reach of the exception. I noted then
Appellate Court: Tenured Teachers May be Terminated for “Disability” Without Violating CFEPA
The Connecticut Appellate Court yesterday released two notable employment law decisions. They won’t become “official” until April 30, 2013, so you have some time to digest them. I’ll cover one today and leave the other for a future post (though if you’re really curious you can read it here.)
No Fiduciary Relationship Created Between Medical Resident and Program Director
The Appellate Court, in a decision that will be officially released next week, rejected the claims of a former medical resident that his program director owed a “fiduciary duty” to protect that resident’s interests.
In Golek v. Saint Mary’s Hospital, Inc. (download here), the court was asked to review the propriety of a decision…
School Board Considers Social Media Usage Policy for Teachers, Other Employees
For a few years now, I’ve been describing how social media policies are moving into the mainstream.
No longer can employers simply cover their eyes and ears to what is going on with Facebook and Twitter.
Example No. 592: West Hartford, Connecticut is considering a policy that would place certain restrictions on what school employees say…
As American as Apple Pie: “Hottest Wife” Teacher Sues School Board for Due Process Claim
Let me preface this post by acknowledging the obvious: This upcoming story is a bit like watching a car wreck. You know you shouldn’t look and it really doesn’t have anything to do with you, and yet you can’t help but stare. The story of a new lawsuit probably doesn’t merit a post, but some lawsuits are just too…