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Rockland County Employment Lawyer Discusses if Parochial Schools are Subject to Religion Discrimination Laws

On Behalf of | Oct 10, 2016 | Uncategorized

As an experienced Rockland County Employment Lawyer, we’ve had clients come to us with questions regarding whether parochial schools are subject to religious discrimination laws. As with most laws, there are always exemptions that can be found in the laws which pertain to the employment area specifically. For example, if you work in a private parochial school in Rockland County, and there is a claim being brought that you are being discriminated against on the basis of religion. Often times that type of claim will fall within an exemption of the law which provides certain institutions with the ability to make decisions based on religion. This is the basis because their religious focus is one of the missions and that is what is considered to be one of their legitimate business objectives.


Prior to engaging in any kind of litigation against a parochial institution for that type of claim you certainly would need to take a look at the current state of the law in terms of what is now considered to be an exemption and determine whether a claim would exist from that point forward.


Did you know parochial schools are subject to religion discrimination laws? Contact our Rockland County Employment Lawyer for guidance.

This informational blog post was provided by Kim Berg, an experienced Rockland County Employment Lawyer.