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Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Age and Disability Discrimination Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Freedom of Religion

Age Discrimination and Denomination Policy Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Denominations - Legal Liability; Employment Practices

Board Possessed Legal Authority to Fire Its Pastor Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Churches and Revoking Pension Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Compensation and Benefits; Employment Practices

Churches' Right to Remove Clergy Member access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Clergy - Removal

Civil Court Cannot Resolve Clergy Tenure Member access only

Clergy - Removal

Clergy—Removal Member access only

Clergy - Removal

Counseling and Clergy Malpractice Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Clergy Malpractice; Counseling

Court Allows Pastor’s Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuit to Proceed Member access only

Clergy - Removal

Court Concluded That a Motion to Fire a Minister Was Invalid Because of Improper Notification Member access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Clergy - Removal

Court May Resolve Pastor's Breach of Employment Claim Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Contracts

Court Resolves Lawsuit Addressing Pastor's Financial Mismanagement  Member access only

Clergy - Removal

Court Rules Members Had Legal Authority to Retain or Remove Pastor Member access only

Clergy - Removal

Court Upheld the Validity of Proxy Votes in Church Business Meetings Member access only

Church Business Meetings; Clergy - Removal; Freedom of Religion

Court Was Able to Rule in a Church Issue Involving Church Funds and the Appointment of a New Minister Member access only

Charters, Constitutions, and Bylaws; Clergy - Removal

Defamation and Church Clergy Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Defamation

Defenses to Discrimination Lawsuits Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Denominations - Legal Liability; Employment Practices

Determing Disability Discrimination Member access only

Breach of Contract; Clergy - Removal

Disability Discrimination Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Dismissing a Minister for Wrongdoing Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices