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.
Vicarious Liability (Respondeat Superior)
Key point 10-02. The doctrine of respondeat superior imposes vicarious liability on employers for the negligent acts of their employees committed within the scope of their employment.
Churches are often sued on the basis of respondeat superior for the negligence of church workers. Often, the negligence ...
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Skip to: Vicarious Liability (Respondeat Superior) Legal Briefs Instructional Aids Table 10-1: The Top Ten Sources of Church Liability from 2000-2007 Table 10-2: The Top Five Categories of Church Liability from 2000-2007 Negligence as a Basis for Liability Negligent Selection of Church Workers—In General Negligent Selection of Church Workers—Sexual Misconduct Cases Involving Minor Victims Table 10-3: Why Sexual Misconduct Is One of the Greatest Legal Risks Facing Churches Today Table 10-4: Ten Risks Associated with Sexual Misconduct Table 10-5: Criminal Records Checks: A Summary of the Options Negligent Selection of Church Workers—Sexual Misconduct Cases Involving Adult Victims Negligent Selection of Church Workers—Other Cases Negligent Retention of Church Workers—In General Negligent Supervision of Church Workers—In General Negligent Supervision of Church Workers—Sexual Misconduct Cases Involving Minor Victims Negligent Supervision of Church Workers—Sexual Misconduct Cases Involving Adult Victims Negligent Supervision of Church Workers—Other Cases Counseling—In General Breach of a Fiduciary Duty Ratification Defamation Defenses to Liability Table 10-6: Selected State Statutes Extending the Limitations Period in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse Table 10-7: Insurance Coverages for Churches Table 10-8: Claims Made and Occurrence Coverage Damages—In General Denominational Liability—In General Table 10-9: Ascending Liability Using the OFCCP 27-Factor Analysis Table 10-10: Group Exemption Requirements Table 10-11: Liability of Denominational Agencies for the Sexual Misconduct of Affiliated Clergy and Lay Workers—A State-By-State Review of Selected Cases