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Is the “civil shield” for employees a real thing?

There are opposite rules for torts and breaches of contract. Torts The general rule in Oregon, and almost all other U.S. jurisdictions is that if you personally participate in a civil wrong (e.g. a &...
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Is the “civil shield” for employees a real thing?

In germany, the general answer is yes. The German concept is Arbeitnehmerhaftung (employee liability), meaning (civil) liability for damages caused by an employee while fulfilling their duties. In ...
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Is the “civil shield” for employees a real thing?

At common law, there is no civil shield The common law position is that an employee is responsible for any torts they commit, and, through the doctrine of vicarious liability, the employer is also ...
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