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Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
StateTitle Category

Priest Claimed Defamatory and False Statements Led to His Dismissal Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Ministerial Exception

Protester Could Be Banned from Church Property—but Distance Restriction Found Improper Member access only

Church Property

Employee's Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Dismissed Due to Lack of 'Viable Claim' Member access only

Employment Practices; Sexual Harassment

Pastor’s Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Board Members Dismissed by Court Member access only

Breach of Contract; Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Officers, Directors, and Trustees

The Liability of Knowing but Not Acting Member access only

Child Abuse Reporting; Clergy - Removal

Church-related School Required to Pay Benefits to Unemployed Principal Member access only

Pennsylvania Teacher Granted Unemployment Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Schools

When a Church Dissolves Member access only

Church Property; Dissolution; Excess Benefit Transactions

Termination of Free Counseling for an Abuse Victim Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability

Pastor Permitted to Sue Church for Breach of Contract Member access only

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

Clergy - Removal; Contracts

Breach of Contract and the Ministerial Exception Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Employment Practices

Denominational Agency Employee Sues for National Origin Discrimination Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Employment Practices

Church Liability for the Sexual Molestation of Minors Member access only

Are Church Volunteers Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits? Member access only

Workers Compensation

Disability Discrimination Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Personal Injuries on Church Property and During Church Activities - Part 2 Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Child Abuse Reporting Member access only

Child Abuse; Child Abuse Reporting

Denominations—Legal Liability Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy and Church Workers Member access only