Employment Law

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Employment Law

The term “frolic of your own” usually safeguards a Company from acts of employees not authorized by the Employer. However a recent case has decided that while primary liability rested with the Employee the Employer was also found to be vicariously liable as the Employer owned and had control of the laptop being used by the Employee and the infringement was found to benefit the Employer. Given the decision it may now be incumbent on Employers to have guidelines or policies in place to distance themselves from such acts by their Employees.

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