United States Ninth Circuit

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Biel v. St. James School, 17-55180

Reinstated a Catholic elementary school teacher's claim that her employment was terminated based on her disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Held that she did not qualify as a minister for purposes of the First Amendment's ministerial exception to generally applicable employment laws. Reversed a summary judgment ruling and remanded.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/12/17

Judges

  • Friedland

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

Counsel