Respondeat Superior Update: Employer Not Liable for Accident During Employee Commute

December 20, 2018  |  From HRCalifornia Extra

In general, employers are liable for any wrongful actions committed by their employees while the employees are carrying out their job duties — including vehicular accidents while on the job. Known as the theory of respondeat superior — or “let the master answer” — accident victims can sue not only the individuals at fault, but often their employers as well.​

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