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If the employee was in a company vehicle, on company business, then the other driver would suit the company. But it also depends on where the accident took place, as the laws differ.

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Q: When an employee is in an auto accident during business hours and the other driver decides to file a lawsuit for damages who is liable the employee or employer?
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Can an employee indemnify the employer?

In the event whereas an employee neglectfully causes damages or loss to company properties, they can be made to compensate their employer. R Layne,

If an employee is on his way to work and driving a company car and has an accident is the employer liable?

In most cases, the company's insurance carrier will pay for damages, as long as the fault causing the accident was not caused by the employee. The employee here is representing the company in this case - if the employee is charged with negligent driving and was cited for causing the accident, the company insurance carrier will most likely pay, but will seek restitution from the employee. Could get into a real sticky situation.

Can a employer force an employee to pay for damages to a customer's car?

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Yes, it is possible to sue an employer for employment misclassification. If an employer wrongly classifies an employee as an independent contractor or misclassifies an employee as exempt from overtime pay, the employee may have legal grounds to file a lawsuit seeking unpaid wages, benefits, and other damages. It is advisable to consult with an employment attorney to understand the specific laws and requirements in your jurisdiction.

What is the example of the doctrine of vicarious liability?

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If you are driving personal vehicle for work purposes and had a car accident and you were at fault is the employer responsible for repair of damages to the vehicle?

No. If it was your own vehicle and you caused the accident then it is entirely your responsibility that the damage was caused and that you get it fixed.

Can you withhold funds from independent contractors for any damages that they do while in your employ?

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Can an employee be required to pay for damages to company vehicle?

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If you are at fault for an accident does your insurance company get billed for the damages of the other person in the accident?

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Can employer charge employee for workplace damage?

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Can the employee rescind his acceptanace of an offer of employment?

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The same as any other accident. If you have damages you submit a claim. If you have no damages then there is nothing to claim.