Pastor, Church & Law
Learn which local, state, and federal laws and regulations apply to religious organizations and which ones do not. This volume addresses the church's legal liability on: negligent employee selection, retention, and supervision, counseling, breach of fiduciary duty, ratification, and defamation. Finally, Richard Hammar discusses the religion clause of the first amendment - it's interpretation, inclusions, and exclusions.
- § 10-07
Negligent Retention of Church Workers—In General
Key point 10-07. A church may exercise reasonable care in selecting ministers or other church workers but still be responsible for their misconduct if it "retained" them after receiving information indicating that they posed a risk of harm to others.
A church may use reasonable care in selecting ministers ...
- § 10-07.1
- § 10-07.2
- § 10-07.3