Monday, June 30, 2014

Employment Division v. Smith | LII / Legal Information Institute

Respondents Smith and Black were fired by a private drug rehabilitation organization because they ingested peyote, a hallucinogenic drug, for sacramental purposes at a ceremony of their Native American Church. Their applications for unemployment compensation were denied by the State of Oregon under…

This decision in 1990 decided that employees religious rights were trumped by corporations. Interesting, don't you think? #x