Utah Court Holds Employers Liable Even When Workers Hide Mistakes

Utah Court Holds Employers Liable Even When Workers Hide Mistakes

Despite well-settled case law in Utah regarding Respondeat Superior and the theory that an employer cannot be held liable for the actions of an employee if the employee’s conduct was outside the course and scope of his or her employment, the Utah Court of Appeals issued an opinion  January 19 that seems to eclipse that doctrine with a theory of “imputed knowledge” under agency law. The case is Lane v. Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing.