Vicarious Liability

This chapter Includes:


Introduction to Vicarious Liability

Under Vicarious liability, an employer will be held responsible for wrongs committed by an employee in the course of employment subject to following Conditions

  • Existence of an employer-employee relationship
  • Employee must have committed a wrongful act
  • The wrongful act must be committed during the course of an employment

It transfers liability from an employee (who has committed the tort) to an employer.


Barry a client of Fresco bank has been defrauded by an employee who has now left Fresco bank, Barry may likely to succeed in a claim under employer’s liability against Fresco Bank.


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