vicarious responsibility

vicarious responsibility,

n the indirect legal responsibility that an employer bears for the unlawful behavior of its employees while they are working.
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The vicarious responsibility of an agency relationship applies even when the employee is not following the direct instructions of the employer.
Day said: "There is a big question about British Airways and the extent to which they had a vicarious responsibility.
Such acts will no longer be seen as gifts, merely the function of the state and its vicarious responsibility over the bits and pieces of its minions.
Chapters are included on tax assessments, payments and interest, statutes of limitation, federal tax liens, relief from tax liens, tax collection, vicarious responsibility for tax liability, bankruptcy and insolvency, agreements with the IRS, and estate and gift taxes.
Last December a High Court judge held that the WRU, which accepted vicarious responsibility for the actions of referee, was liable to pay compensation to Richard.
Last December, a High Court judge ruled the WRU, which accepted vicarious responsibility for the actions of referee David Evans, was liable to pay compensation to Vowles.
Is vicarious responsibility really being extended now, from the person to the whole group of persons to which this person belongs?
of the same vicarious responsibility and subject them all to the same heavy financial penalties?
1993, the policy considerations which support the rationale of vicarious responsibility of employers.
Nevertheless, the author is correct in pointing up the incompatibility between vicarious responsibility and desert, and in arguing that just punishment in each case has to be reviewed in the light of individual corporate decision structures.
Last December, a High Court judge held that the WRU, which accepted vicarious responsibility for the actions of referee David Evans, was liable to pay compensation to Mr Vow