vicarious liability

Definitions

Human Resources

  • noun the legal responsibility of a person for actions committed by someone else when they are officially under that person’s control, especially the liability of an employer for acts committed by an employee in the course of their work

Law

  • noun the liability of one person for torts committed by another, especially the liability of an employer for acts committed by an employee in the course of work.
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