Vicarious Liability

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Vicarious Liability is when a person is liable for another person's torts.

Acting within course of employment

  • As long as the employee is acting within the course of employment, the employer would be held liable
  • Employer may be held liable if employee does job negligently - Century Insurance v NRTB
  • Employer may be held liable even if the employee was ignoring instructions - Limpus v LGO

Acting outside course of employment

  • If…

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