The ministerial exception is perhaps the most important legal doctrine for religious employers. It protects religious entities from undue governmental interference in their employment practices and can offer a broad defense to many employment related lawsuits. The ministerial exception is available to a wide range of religious employers including, churches, schools, universities and charitable ministries.

In this one hour webinar, our employment law and religious practices experts will discuss important questions regarding the ministerial exception, including:

  • Who qualifies as a “minister?”
  • What type of religious institutions does the ministerial exception apply to?
  • What types of lawsuits and causes of action are barred by the ministerial exception?
  • What type of policies and procedures should religious institutions have in place, in order to take full advantage of the ministerial exception?