Answers to the most common questions we are asked about in these difficult cases.
How can a religious denomination, organization or business be liable if an employee assaults someone? It seems like only that person could be sued.
The law recognizes that organizations, business or other groups employing dangerous individuals may be held liable for negligent hiring, supervision or retention in certain instances. Due to long-standing practices of ignoring predator clergy members, religious denominations and their insurance carriers have also been held liable in appropriate circumstances.