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Midwest High Court: Religious Employers May Discriminate Against—But Not Abuse—Their Employees
Midwest High Court: Religious Employers May Discriminate Against—But Not Abuse—Their Employees

Sandor Demkovich was a music director at a suburban Chicago Catholic church before he was fired from his position in 2014 after just two years of employment. He claimed his termination was a result of being gay and suffering from a disability. A judge originally determined ...

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    On May 1, International Workers’ Day , over 1,000 Google employees from offices across the globe participated in a sit-in to oppose the retaliation ...

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