Volume 4 . Chapter 10
assumption of risk
common interest privilege
course of employment
joint and several liability
scope of employment
statute of limitations
Define the term
negligence. Define the term
respondeat superior, and explain its relevance to churches.
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Skip to: Chapter 10: Church Legal Liability Chapter 1: Definitions and Status Chapter 2: The Pastor-Church Relationship Chapter 3: Authority, Rights and Privileges Chapter 4: Liabilities, Limitations and Restrictions Chapter 5: Definitions Chapter 6: Organization and Administration Chapter 7: Church Property Chapter 8 Chapter 8, Part 1: Selection of Employees Chapter 8, Part 2: Compensation and Benefits Chapter 8, Part 3: Employment Discrimination Chapter 8, Part 4: Termination Chapter 8, Part 5: Miscellaneous Issues Chapter 9: Government Regulation of Churches Chapter 11: A Summary of Constitutional History Chapter 12: Landmark Supreme Court Decisions Interpreting the First Amendment Religion Clauses Chapter 13: The Present Meaning of the First Amendment Religion Clauses Chapter 14: Significant First Amendment Issues Legal Briefs 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 Vicarious Liability (Respondeat Superior) 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