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Christensen v. Swenson

Baselines

            Vicarious liability applies only when an employee is “on the job.” Determining precisely when an employee is working proves to be surprisingly tricky. Questions arise when a worker is not physically at the office. Problems also crop up when employees are on call or working after hours. Finally, vicarious liability may be contested when an employee is acting for reasons of her own. The next case raises many of these issues.