Can my employer be held liable for any damage done to my vehicle from errant balls considering they are requiring me to change parking lots?

I work at a school. My employer is requiring me to move from a parking lot that is not accessible to students playing to a lot in which students regularly kick balls and play basketball.

Asked on August 6, 2013 under Accident Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

No, your employer would not be liable for moving your parking, since an employer is not required to provide secure parking--or, indeed, any parking whatsoever. Without a duty to provide safe parking, there can be no liability for a failure to do so.

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