A company can be held liable for the discriminatory practices of a supervisor. In the case, an HR employee terminated an employee for missing work without permission. The court ruled that the company could be held liable because the HR employee did not conduct even a cursory investigation into the incident to determine whether the supervisor was acting appropriately.
An employer may be held liable for vehicular manslaughter committed by an employee after hours. An employee became intoxicated at a company party and then later, after he had returned home and then left again, crashed into another car, killing the driver. The parents of the victim may sue the employer because the employee was acting within the scope of his employment when he got drunk.