If I worked for a small business that manages individuals with disabilities and one of the clients broke the sideview mirror of my car, who is responsible for the payments?

I work for a small company that manages individuals with disabilities. One of the individuals had a

Asked on September 11, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, the owner is not liable for the actions of the clients; an employer may be liable for damage caused by its employees IF the damage was done in the course of and as part of the person's employment, but is not liable for non-employees or for employees if the damage had nothing to with them doing their job (like with a disabled person suddenly having an episode, which is unrelated to the work they do). You could sue the disabled person, if they are mentally competent and manage their own affairs; or their legal guardian if they are not competent.

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