Fell at work

I feel stupid asking this question but I fell at work and ended up breaking an
expensive watch in the process. Is my employer responsible for replacing
personal property when broken during the course of business?

Asked on April 25, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Utah

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, the employer is not liable for replacing its employees personal property unless the employer was at fault in some way in breaking it, such as it was broken by a co-worker's negligence (or carelessness), or due to an unsafe or not-properly functioning tool provided by the employer. Otherwise, if the employer is not at fault, it is not liable.


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