• Key point 10-05.2. Some courts have found churches not liable on the basis of negligent selection for the sexual misconduct of a minister or other church worker involving another adult since the church exercised reasonable care in the selection of the worker.
• Key point 10-10.1. Some courts have found churches liable on the basis of negligent supervision for a minister's acts of sexual misconduct involving adult church members on the ground that the church failed to exercise reasonable care in the supervision of the minister.
Negligence as a Basis for Liability
* The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that a company was not liable on the basis of negligent hiring or negligent supervision for a sexual assault committed by one it is employees. While the case involved a for-profit business, the court's conclusions are applicable to churches. An employee (Greg) of a cable company ...