Court Rules in Support of Religious Selection in Employment Decisions

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On August 23, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down a noteworthy ruling for any organization using religious criteria in making employment decisions. In this ruling, the court upheld the nonprofit World Vision's right to make employment decisions based on religion, determining that World Vision qualified as a religious entity entitled to make such decisions under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The court's decision is a positive affirmation of religious faith-based employment decisions. It also points, however, to the importance of clear articulation of religious purposes, and consistent conduct of activities furthering the religious purposes, by any organization asserting rights to utilize religious criteria in hiring.

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Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Labor & Employment Updates, Nonprofits Updates

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