Employer’s Responsibility for Employee’s negligence

A big fight arises under certain circumstances when an injury happens due to an employee’s negligence. If an employee is “on the clock,” the employer is responsible. If the employee is not on the clock, the fight begins. The employer will contend that the employee was not working within the line and scope of his employment – that he was on his own personal business. However, if the employee was performing an errand for the employer, the employer is on the hook. Similarly, if the employer had some interest in the trip or received some financial benefit, the employer is on the hook. This area of the law is extremely complicated and one should consult an attorney immediately.