If my husband’s bike was locked to a bike rack at his place of business in a gated/secured parking lot and it was stolen, do they have any liability?

Asked on September 3, 2012 under Business Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, the employer is not liable. An employer, a renter (if they rent their space) or a property owner (if they own it) is not liable for the criminal acts of third parties. If your husband can identify the thief, he can sue the thief; or possibly he can submit a claim under his homeowner's or renter's insurance--you and he should check the policy to see if this loss is covered.

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