This lesson introduces the issue of Personal Liability of Board Members - Employment Disputes. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. Start by completing the following interactive quiz to test your knowledge.
A church board votes to terminate a 65-year-old custodian who is no longer able to perform his duties as efficiently as he could when he was younger. The church hires a younger man as its new custodian. The terminated custodian sues the church, and also names the members of the church board as defendants. Can the board members be personally liable under these circumstances?
Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.
In most states, employees who are hired for an indefinite period are considered "at will" employees. This ...