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Authority of Employment in Servant Cases Summarized

 This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Authority of Employment in Servant and the related topic of personal injury.For more information on authority of employment in servant issues see the pages connected   

Authority of Employment in Servant- Cases

1951 Jacobsen v. Kim, 192 Va. 352, 64 S.E.2d 755.

Employer is not liable for negligent act of assistant who has been hired by employee unless such employee was clothed with authority, express or implied, to employ help or such hiring was ratified by employer or unless such was done within scope of employment.

1945 Nolde Bros. v. Chalkley, 184 Va. 553, 35 S.E.2d 827.

Whether person engaged by employee is also employee depends on whether principal employer has knowledge of such employment and consents either explicitly or implicitly.

1943 Moncier v. Green, 182 Va. 127, 27 S.E.2d 921.

Unless authorized, servant has no authority to hire helpers and employer will not be liable for acts of sub-servant unless employer authorizes, or ratifies such hiring.

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Authority of Employment in Servant Cases Summarized

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