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Can Employers Be Held Liable For An Employee's Action?

Questions often arise when an individual gets injured by the negligence of an employee whether the employer can be held liable for the employee’s action. Tort law provides that when an employee is acting within the scope of their employment the employer can be held liable for the employee’s actions. This principle is known as respondeat superior theory.

The right to assert an action against the employer is often more desirable than asserting an action against the employee due to the fact that the employer is more likely to have liability insurance. The key factor in whether an employer can be held liable for these actions is whether at the time of injury the employee was performing a service in the furtherance of the employer’s interest.

If you have been injured by someone’s negligence and have questions on liability please call the attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth to discuss the your case. Meyerkord & Kurth will uncover all possible sources of liability to achieve the best outcome for your case. For a free consultation please call Meyerkord & Kurth at 314-436-9958.

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