#MeToo Movement Hits Religious Organizations
Under the ministerial exception, a minister’s discrimination lawsuit against his or her congregation cannot be sustained as violative of the First Amendment. Does this principle apply to sexual harassment claims? What if the harassment claim in no way involves the hiring or firing of the minister? The courts are split on this question. How will NY’s courts decide the question? Read the New York Law Journal’s most recent Religion Law Column by partners Barry Black and John Madden.