Is the company liable if an employee was asked to take another employee to the hospital and has an accident during the trip?
In General No, The party that caused the accident is liable. However, If You were driving a company provided vehicle a the time of the accident, then the company may have some secondary financial liability depending on the circumstances of the accident.
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Maybe. If the employee is acting within the scope of his authority given by his or her employer, then it is likely that the accident will be imputed to the employer, regardles…s of the alcohol issue. On the other hand, if the employee is clearly outside of the scope of the terms of his employment, the employer may not be liable. For instance if an employee decides to get drunk and rob a bank while on the job, it is likely that a court would find that he/she were outside of the scope of the job. It is always 'gray'. . Answer . Absolutely, if the supervisor/owner are aware the person is intoxicated and take no action, the company and the person(s) in charge are responsible for anything that may happen due to the employee's condition. For example if the employee causes damage to property or personal injury, emotional distress, etc. to someone other than themself. The company and any persons involved can be sued for damages and in some situations criminal charges against any involved parties could apply. And possibly other serious matters such as insurance, licensing, contractual problems, and so on.
When an employee is in an auto accident during business hours and the other driver decides to file a lawsuit for damages who is liable the employee or employer?
Answer . \nIf the employee was in a company vehicle, on company business, then the other driver would suit the company.\nBut it also depends on where the accident took pla…ce, as the laws differ.
Well i dont know if you are legally, but i busted a hole in the wall, well working as a hire for a sub contractor, and if the customer complained, then i was fully responsible… for the repair bill.
Answer . \nFor some things -yes. He is a part of your business. Now if you sell shoes and he sold a car or got a girl pregnant That was not in your hiring booklett.
If an employee is on his way to work and driving a company car and has an accident is the employer liable?
Answer . In most cases, the company's insurance carrier will pay for damages, as long as the fault causing the accident was not caused by the employee. The employee here… is representing the company in this case - if the employee is charged with negligent driving and was cited for causing the accident, the company insurance carrier will most likely pay, but will seek restitution from the employee. Could get into a real sticky situation.
If an employee is on his way to work and driving a company car and has an accident and is at fault is the employer liable What if the employee is DUI?
Answer . The employee, driving a company car, intoxicated and on the way to work!! This has to be the most ... ... ... The employee will be terminated no doubt, and will… be charge with causing the accident, and will face a possible lawsuit by the other party. In this case, the company insurance carrier will NOT pay out a dime. Negligence on the part of an employee is not usually covered in anybody's insurance policy.
No , if an employee has committed fraud and signed a contract underthe company knowingly unauthorized then the company may not heldliable.
You are referring to the doctrine of Respondeat Superior, where a principle may be liable for the actions of his/her agent. The answer is, it depends on the action, the emplo…yment arrangement, and local law.
If an employee was involved in an accident in his own vehicle while on company business who is liable employee or employer?
Employer & employee
Usually not without getting fired. :(
Companies should be completely liable for violent acts committedduring work by their own employees. Workplace violence is the thirdleading cause of occupational death and grow…ing type of homicide inthe United States. Companies have legal obligation and financialincentive to prevent it because the company can be held liableeither directly or vicariously for the violent acts committed byits employees against other employees and even injuries suffered bytheir employees as a result of violent acts. Companies are held liable when: Negligent hiring of employees, negligent retention and/orinadequate safeguards to provide a "safe and healthfulworkplace". Company behaves negligently towards workplace violence and therebypermits such violent acts to occur. This is also referred to asdirect liability. Company is not directly responsible for the violence and whoseconduct was not negligent towards the act but as the employee whocaused misconduct belonged to that company, the company is heldresponsible for it too.
Three weeks ago, we had some reorganizing at work, and now my groupis part of a different department and reports to a new manager.Today, this new manager asked us all to provi…de her with a resumeby the end of the week. I've never heard of such a thing. This makes me nervous for some reason. Has anyone else had this experience?
There are certain occupations where this would be frowned upon and in some cases prohibited. Some military services for instance, especially if the ranks vary greatly. There a…re, generally, no other prohibitions.
Your question is vague and therefore difficult to answer fully. If you do not feel this answers your question, please ask more explicitly or provide more details on the discus…sion page for this question. I am assuming you are referring to a workers compensation situation where the employee is claiming against the employer. The employer has a right to know what you are claiming. If you feel that your supervisor is attempting to harass or pressure you because of what you wrote in a workers compensation report, you should consult an attorney.
Certainly. Employers are legally entitled to know if you pose a danger to self or others. EMployer violates no law by knowing what meds you take.
Only humans can be employees. The employees of a subsidiary company are also the employees of the parent company, unless the subsidiary is unusually and intentionally indepen…dent.
In Criminal Law
It is not illegal to take another employees paycheck to them if it is just being delivered. Legal issues would arise if the check was taken and not delivered or if it was fra…udulently used for other purposes.