If my job requires us to use our own vehicle during work hours and while working my car got side swiped while parked, is my employer responsible for the damages?

In the job description it states you must have your own transportation to use on the job, and no where does it state that they are not responsible for any damages that occur while on the job.

Asked on February 27, 2015 under Accident Law, Connecticut

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, your employer is *not* responsible for the damage to an employee's vehicle used durng or for work--not unless the employer actually caused the damage (e.g. a co-worker damaged it while loading supplies into it; or it was another employer-controlled vehicle which sideswiped you). Otherwise, employers may require you to use your own vehicle without paying for gas, mileage, damage, etc.


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