Written by concrim-2011-cdSchool: Totino-Grace High School
Class: ConCrim 2011
If the court decided that an employee could sue the school, that might open up the doors to what else the government could get involved in. If the government could decide to involve itself into religious organizations’ employee terminations, then it could decide that it has the right to get involved in other aspects of the religious organization. If the court decided that the employee could sue the school, a school would take actions in protecting itself against being sued. The school might require all teachers to teach a religion course, so that the school could claim that the school and all its employees are separated from the government’s control. If the court decided that the teacher could not sue, other employees of religious schools may become uneasy, and worried over weather their rights were being usurped. They may become so worried that they decide to leave their jobs at religious schools and switch to nonreligious schools. The school’s best interest may be to make all the teachers teach the religion course, but give them extra benefits that nonreligious schools do not give their employees.