A security guard refused a date from a senior manager and sued the company for sexual harassment. The court ruled that the single event did not rise to the level of harassment. However, the court ruled that the guard’s removal from her job and reassignment after the incident could be evidence of retaliation. For that reason, the guard could pursue her retaliation claim against the company.
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.