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Federal Commission Intensifies Focus on Violations of Religious Freedom at Work

December 10, 2015

  Religious liberty concerns are among the top areas of focus for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to its annual Performance and Accountability Report released last month. Listing the statistics for fiscal year 2015, the EEOC’s report from November revealed that among a rising number of discrimination

Young Catholic Immigrant Files Charge Alleging Religious Discrimination

December 21, 2016

Houston, Texas – Today, on behalf of its client, Alexia Palma, First Liberty Institute filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charging Palma’s former employers, Legacy Community Health (LCH), with religious discrimination. In the complaint, Palma, a young Catholic woman, says that her employers fired

GAME ON: Liberty Institute and Craig James Sue Fox Sports for Unlawful Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

August 7, 2015

  “We just asked ourselves how Craig’s statements would play in our human resources department,” said a Fox Spokesman. “He couldn’t say those things here.” Yes, you can express your private religious beliefs outside the workplace—and not lose your job. That’s the contention of leading religious rights attorneys who sued one

VICTORY! City of Auburn Drops Cease-and-Desist Order Against First Presbyterian Church

April 24, 2015

House of worship seeks reimbursement from city for legal costs and plans to continue its summer glee camp outreach to local children and families   First Presbyterian Church of Auburn, New York’s Glee Camp outreach has served local children and their families each summer for the past three years. Last

City of Houston Tries to Steal Decades-Old Church—to Give the Land to a Business

August 7, 2015

Should the government be able to seize a church’s property and hand it over to some other business for raw economic gain and extra tax revenue?  The very notion seems heartless and un-American. Yet that is exactly what the City of Houston—the country’s 4thlargest city—is attempting to do to two

OUR HERITAGE MATTERS: Protecting America’s Public Religious Expressions of Faith

February 26, 2015

        First Liberty Institute squares off against legal groups trying to shut down prayer, and remove religious imagery and other expressions of faith across the nation On the night of February 17, the council chamber of a small American city was packed to standing-room-only capacity. The crowd was