Thursday, February 13, 2014

State high court: Catholic hospital may be sued for discrimination in firing’s state supreme court has ruled that religious nonprofits may be sued for job discrimination on the basis of race, disability, or sexual orientation “if an employee's work was unrelated to religion,” the Associated Press reported. 

State anti-discrimination legislation had previously exempted religious nonprofits.

The state high court’s decision came after St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Tacoma dismissed an unarmed security guard who had suffered a stroke; the guard has alleged discrimination on the basis of race and disability.

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