Tucker v. Faith Bible Chapel
No one should be fired for speaking out against racial harassment, and employers cannot misuse religion to harm workers and justify discrimination.
GLAD signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the 10th Circuit Court by National Women’s Law Center in support of Gregory Tucker, an employee at Faith Christian Academy (FCA) who was fired after speaking out against race discrimination. FCA is attempting to strip Mr. Tucker of his civil rights protections using the “ministerial exception,” a doctrine designed to let houses of worship hire their own faith leaders. The arguments made by FCA are yet another dangerous example of employers seeking to use religion as a means by which they can deny employees workplace protections. More background on the case is available here.