ministerial exception

Definition of "ministerial exception"
  1. A provision that protects religious institutions from being held accountable for employment discrimination suits, based on the conditions set forth in the First Amendment
How to use "ministerial exception" in a sentence
  1. The church claimed the ministerial exception to escape from the employment discrimination lawsuit.
  2. Due to the ministerial exception, the religious school was not held responsible for the discrimination claim.
  3. The ministerial exception allows religious entities to be exempt from certain legal obligations in hiring practices.

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