What is my employer’s liability for theft of my car while it was parked in a lot that I am required to use?

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What is my employer’s liability for theft of my car while it was parked in a lot that I am required to use?

My employer restaurant/bar requires me to park my car off their property and on a lot of a nearby business. This is to reserve space for their customers. The nearby lot is dark and not patrolled. Normally my employer would have no liability but does the requirement for parking off their property change this?

Asked on July 8, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, their requirement that you park off their property does not make them liable, because they have no duty or obligation to let employees park  in their own lot or on their property. Not having a duty to let you park on their property, they are not liable for the consequences when you do not.


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