A Pennsylvania man recently lost both rounds of a fight that began when he tried to skip out on his taxi fare. Igor Spitsin asked the driver to pull into a convenience store so he could get cash. But instead of heading for the ATM, he bolted. When the cabbie caught up with him, he repeatedly punched Spitsin, breaking his jaw.
Round 2 occurred when Spitsin sued the taxi company, claiming the driver had acted on its behalf when he pummeled him. In October, the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the company wasn’t liable because beating the stuffing out of passengers was outside the scope of the driver’s employment.
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Must we accommodate a 'breathing machine'?
- Are arbitration agreements right for your organization?
- Court: Job changes must cause real harm to form basis for employee's lawsuit
- On the hook for FMLA transgression? Offer immediate reinstatement to cut liability