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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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Sex Offender Wants to Serve in Children's Ministry Member access only

Should we allow him to volunteer?
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Protecting Church Leaders from Porn Member access only

The technology and practices needed for the church office.
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School Not Liable for Teacher's Molestation of Student Member access only

Court rules that the school lacked sufficient evidence to intervene.
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School Not Liable for Teacher's Affair with Student Member access only

Court determines the school did not have enough evidence to intervene.
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National Church Not Liable for Missionary's Molestation of a Minor Member access only

Churches liable for employees' misdeeds if they were negligent in selecting, retaining or supervising staff members.
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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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Ascending Liability Claims Member access only

National churches will not necessarily be held liable for the acts of local affiliates.
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Dismissing a Minister for Wrongdoing Member access only

Take care when terminating staff over moral conduct.
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Reporting Sexual Misconduct to Future Employers Member access only

Churches are not generally required to warn future employers of an individual's sexual misconduct.
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Can a Denominational Office Be Held Liable for a Pastor's Sexual Misconduct? Member access only

The answer depends on several factors.
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Vicarious Liability Member access only

Can a school be sued for the molestation of a student?
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Court Applies "Ministerial Exception" to Church Discrimination Case Member access only

Employee discrimination claim left to church's decision.
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Church Officials Reduce Counseling Payouts for Victim of Abuse Member access only

Court denies break of contract allegation against Archdiocese.
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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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Recent Developments in Connecticut Regarding Sexual Misconduct Member access only

A Connecticut court ruled that a religious order could be sued on the basis of respondeat superior for the sexual misconduct of a priest.
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Recent Developments in Colorado Regarding Sexual Misconduct and Fiduciary Duty Member access only

A Colorado court addressed the liability of a church and denominational agency for a sexual relationship between a youth pastor and a girl in his youth group.
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Recent Developments in New Jersey Regarding Sexual Relationships with Counselees Member access only

The New Jersey Supreme Court allowed a woman to sue her pastor and church as a result of a sexual relationship that was initiated by the pastor.
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Recent Developments in Federal Appeals Court Regarding Insurance Member access only

A federal appeals court ruled that a church insurance policy did not provide for a legal defense of a minister who engaged in sexual relations with two members of his congregation.
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Recent Developments in Wisconsin Regarding Sexual Misconduct by Clergy and Church Workers Member access only

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a Catholic Diocese could not be sued as a result of an alleged sexual relationship that began when a woman began a counseling relationship with a priest who served as a hospital chaplain and counselor.
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