Israeli Court Rules Religious School Cannot Fire Teacher for Pregnancy

'The right to be a parent, the freedom to work, and human dignity and liberty,' says the court, supersede the right of a religious school to shield its students from alternative family models.

A religious school cannot fire an unmarried female teacher who becomes pregnant through in-vitro fertilization, even though the law allows such schools to take religious values into account when making personnel decisions, the Tel Aviv Labor Court ruled Monday.