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Unformatted text preview: may also be held liable for their own actions along with the employer. Employees may not be allowed to evade the responsibility for the harm they have caused. In the above case, I feel that the grocery store could be held liable by the doctrine of respondeat superior due to the fact that during the employee’s regular shift, they were allowed to take a company vehicle to transport the customer to the hospital. It is my belief that by management allowing the employee to take the company vehicle and staying on the time clock, the employee was within their scope of employment. The one question I have in regard to the case above is whether a law such as the Good Samaritan Law would protect the employer. Respondeat Superior Page 3 of 3 References: Miller, R. L., & Jentz, G. A. (2008). Fundamentals of business law part i. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning....
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- Spring '10
- common law doctrine, Respondeat Superior, grocery store clerk, grocery stores vehicle