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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:11 PM
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132. On the contrary, the legal doctrine of "scope and course" of employment escapes you
Unless your coworker is a delivery driver, your employer is not responsible for who she hits with her car, on her own time. That's what the doctrine of "course and scope of employment" refers to--namely, that employers are generally only liable for activities engaged in by their workers when they are on the clock, and engaging in work-related activities.

So...texting in the car doesn't work. And tripping over a curb has nothing to do with liability for the actions of the employee. Nor does marijuana impair motor function. So the example simply isn't "on point".

"Nil may not mean what you think..."

Nil means precisely what I think.
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