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Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

If updated regularly, an employee handbook can offer valuable legal protection against civil court claims made by disgruntled staff members.
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What Counseling Precautions Are We Taking?

Assessment: Discover if your church is keeping your counseling ministry safe from sexual temptation.
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Simple Tips to Protect Your Staff from Sexual Harassment

Educate & equip your church body in order to prevent sexual harrassment.
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Are We Prepared for a Sexual Misconduct Allegation?

Assessment: Use this quiz to help prepare for a sexual harassment allegation in your church.
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Are We Creating Healthy Boundaries?

Assessment: Use this checklist to find out.
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Flirting with Disaster

How to respond when a YOUTH flirts with you.
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Sexual Harassment in Youth Ministry Member access only

What information do I need to know to file a lawsuit against my former youth minister?
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Sexual Harassment: Church Could Be Liable for Youth Pastor's Actions Member access only

A sexual harassment policy is essential for any church.
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Defamation of Pastors Member access only

A Louisiana court issues an important decision-Steed v. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1999 WL 92626 (La. App. 1999)
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Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Member access only

Court rules that church employee's behavior does not qualify as harassment.
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15-Employee Requirement for Churches Member access only

Church affiliates do not have to combine overall number of employees to meet Title VII rule.
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Recent Developments in Federal Court Regarding Employment Practices Member access only

A federal court dismissed a race and sex discrimination claim brought by a former employee against a church agency on the ground that he failed to demonstrate that his dismissal was discriminatory or that the church treated white employees more favorably.
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Recent Developments in New York Regarding Sexual Harassment Member access only

A New York court ruled that a charity were liable for an executive officer's acts of sexual harassment.
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Clergy Malpractice and Sexual Harassment Member access only

A federal appeals court addresses both issues in an important ruling-Sanders v. Casa View Baptist Church, 1998 WL 27291 (5th Cir. 1998)
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Supreme Court Addresses Sexual Harassment Member access only

How churches will be affected
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Recent Developments in North Carolina Regarding Sexual Harassment Member access only

A North Carolina appeals court ruled that the first amendment did not prevent it from resolving a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by three female church employees against their church and denominational agencies.
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Catholic Archdiocese Not Held Responsible for Sexual Abuse Member access only

Federal court rules archdiocese not responsible for negligent hiring in sexual abuse case, based on no prior knowledge of wrongful act by priest.
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Associate Pastor Sues Church for Senior Pastor's Sexual Harassment Member access only

Employer is liable for supervisory employees' acts of harassment
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Church Liability for Sexual Harassment Member access only

A federal court in Oklahoma ruled that a church was not liable on the basis of sexual harassment for the conduct of a minister.
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Sexual Harassment and Church Employees Member access only

A federal court in New York ruled that a local church and denominational agency could be sued for the sexual harassment of a church employee by two pastors.
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Risks of Pastoral Counseling Services Member access only

Church leaders should never ignore "warning signs" that a staff member (employee or volunteer) has a propensity to engage in a particular kind of harmful conduct.
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