by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Negligent Conduct

§ 10.02.02

The doctrine of respondeat superior imputes an employee's negligence to his or her employer. The term negligence was defined at the beginning of this chapter. Some courts have expanded respondeat superior to make employers liable for an employee's intentional or even criminal misconduct, if the employee was attempting to serve the employer's interests.[40] These cases are addressed in the next subsection.

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