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Am I liable for damages to my employer's car because of an accident which occured while I was using the car on my employer's business?


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Yes, if you were negligent, just as you'd be responsible for a repairing the xerox if you put sandpaper thru the xerox as you'd similarly be negligent. Most employers do not try to collect however.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EASY ED:
Am I liable for damages to my employer's car because of an accident which occured while I was using the car on my employer's business?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My response:

Since you failed to tell us your State, the following is based on California law.

California Labor Code section 2865.

"An employee who is guilty of a culpable degree of negligence is liable to his employer for the damage thereby caused to the employer . . ."

If you were negligent, and as an example, for rear-ending another vehicle, then yes, you would be responsible for the damage.


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