EEOC’s Judge-Less Warrant to Catholic Hospital is Sign of What’s to Come

The EEOC issued an administrative subpoena to a Catholic hospital system that fired one employee under its no-fault attendance policy. The warrant, which demanded information of all terminations by the faith-based nonprofit healthcare provider, was upheld by a federal court under ridiculously non-existent Fourth Amendment standards.

Trinity Healthcare, a nonprofit Catholic healthcare system with 86 hospitals nationally, fired Simore Hasan.  The EEOC charged Trinity with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, and demanded information about all its employees who had used up their Family Medical Leave time and were terminated.

Trinity argued that Hasan’s firing did not justify the burdensome and expensive process of complying with the EEOC’s administrative subpoena for such other terminations of employees, plus those were irrelevant to Hasan’s case.

Under the non-existent Fourth Amendment standards that have developed for these warrants issued unilaterally by bureaucrats, a federal court in Indiana rolled over for the EEOC.