pedophilia - Catholic Church
Could the Catholic Church be held responsible for an employee of the church sexually abusing a minor volunteer worker even though this happened a long time ago. Would it be against the law if the Catholic Church tried to cover up this story and tried to fire this person that was abused who is still working for them?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: pedophilia - Catholic Church
The Catholic Church itself could not be held criminally responsible for the sexual abuse but the individual employee of the Chruch who committed the sexual abuse might be.
If the Church fires the abused person solely in order to cover up the abuse, the abused person might be able to sue the Church civilly for money damages for wrongful discharge, if the court found that the reason for the discharge was against Maryland's public policy.
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