A woman who was fired after giving negative information about a coworker during an internal investigation cannot pursue a sexual harassment retaliation claim against her employer. According to a federal court, the woman has no grounds to sue since she was only a participant in the investigation, not the party that requested the investigation.
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.