Learn which local, state, and federal laws and regulations apply to religious organizations and which ones do not. This volume addresses the church's legal liability on: negligent employee selection, retention, and supervision, counseling, breach of fiduciary duty, ratification, and defamation. Finally, Richard Hammar discusses the religion clause of the first amendment - it's interpretation, inclusions, and exclusions.
There are a number of legal defenses that may be available to a church that is sued on the basis of any of the theories of liability addressed in this chapter. Some have been discussed in previous sections, such as the "qualified privilege" defense that is available to a church that is sued for defamation. ...
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