The discovery rule is an exception to the statute of limitations with far-reaching implications for both abuse victims and churches.
The Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act of 2022 places no time limits on when victims can sue.
Pastors, church boards and everyday church members should understand the liability that can come with a decades-old abuse claim.
As state and federal lawmakers understandably expand abuse victims' rights, Church Law & Tax examines what it all means for churches.
Church Law & Tax's Matthew Branaugh interviews attorney and advisor-at-large Theresa Sidebotham about her firm's Telios Teaches program.
Insights on how church leaders can confront harassment and foster the type of healthy culture that honors Christ.
New research confirms it does happen in ministry and the trend isn't changing.
Use this checklist to help prepare for a sexual harassment allegation in your church.
Most startling is how little church-goers in Protestant faith traditions indicated leaders actively raised the topic.
A carefully crafted policy not only can provide protection for all involved, but also can serve as a deterrent.
Four strategies for responding to abuse victims and survivors.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Lauren Widman Eggerth explains why clear boundaries and a no-shame reporting structure are essential.
Failure to notify the insurance company of a claim cost one church $2.3 million. Five tips for avoiding a similar mistake.
What churches must know about pastoral liability for sexual misconduct.
Why churches must understand the severe nature of a pedophile's offenses.
National survey results may prompt churches to draft policies.
Church leaders must set and follow policies—and keep watch.
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