Respondeat Superior Doctrine Law Legal 2001 2016 USLegal Inc The doctrines

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(Respondeat Superior Doctrine Law & Legal...2001-2016 USLegal, Inc.). “The doctrine's scope is limited to the employment relationship and to conduct falling within the scope of that relationship” (Respondeat Superior Doctrine Law & Legal... 2001-2016USLegal, Inc.).Provide at least two examples of cases where the doctrine was applied and analyze whether or not the doctrine was applied fairly to each of the examples. (content criteria #3)
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3Respondent SuperiorFor example: 1“Helpful Home Care Hires Sally to work as a home healthcare worker. Sally has been fired from three previous jobs in the field for mistreating patients, but Helpful Home Care fails toconfirm with her previous employers why she left. Two months into her employment, a complaint is received from an elderly patient’s family, saying that twice he has had bruises around his wrists, and on his legs, and recently he sustained a large bump on his forehead. The patient tells the manager of Helpful that Sally is impatient, and deals with him roughly, squeezing his arms, shoving him around, and causing him to fall at least once.” (Respondeat Superior Definition, Examples, Cases - ...)“Not only might Sally’s employer be held responsible for Sally’s actions, which were committed while she was on duty and in the scope of her employment, but the employer may be held liable for carelessly or negligently hiring an individual who has a history of abusing patients.” (Respondeat Superior Definition, Examples, Cases - ...)“In such a case, the law does not allow the employee to escape justice by holding her employer solely responsible. Rather, both Sally and her employer are likely to face legal
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