Firing based on supervisor's religious beliefs
haroldhallikainen at JUNO.COM
Tue Jun 17 12:15:46 PDT 1997
On Mon, 16 Jun 1997 14:24:33 PST Eugene Volokh <VOLOKH at LAW.UCLA.EDU>
> This echoes a discussion I recall we had on the list several
>months ago. In my view, this result is both statutory incorrect and
>unconstitutional discrimination against religion. If the facts were
>identical but the supervisor was acting out of nonreligious
>disapproval of an adulterous relationship, the failure to rehire
>would be quite legal; the court seems to acknowledge as much. The
>only thing that makes the failure to rehire illegal is the fact that
>the defendant's moral principles were religiously based. It seems to
>me that can't be right.
Similarly... is the mess in the armed forces due to religious
views on adultery while separated from one's spouse?
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