When is an Employer Liable for an Employee’s Bad Actions/Negligence?
It may seem unfair to be held liable for someone else’s unsavory or reckless behavior. But this is a situation that Texas businesses can face. Employers can, in some cases, be held liable for an employee’s bad actions or negligence. Here is a look at what this entails and how you, as an employer, can take necessary precautions to reduce your risk. Vicarious Liability Employers can be vicariously liable for the actions of their employees due to a legal doctrine called respondeat superior, which is Latin for “let the superior answer.” If the employee is doing their job (and essentially Read more