Frl 408 Term Paper

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Unit 7 Questions Johnny Palafox

1. How much obedience and loyalty does an agent employee owe to an employer? What if the employer engages in an activity—or requests that the employee engage in an activity—that violates the employee’s ethical standards but does not violate any public policy or law? In such a situation, does an employee’s duty to abide by her or his own ethical standards override the employee’s duty of loyalty to the employer?

When there is an agent employee to an employer relationship, obedience and loyalty are to be given to the employer almost fully, if anything completely. For example, when I go to apply for a job and upon signing a contract, the employer will only hire me, if I decide to give them complete
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3. If an agent-employee injures a third party during the course of employment, under the doctrine of respondent superior, the employer may be held liable for the employee’s action even though the employer did not authorize the action and was not even aware of it. Is it fair to hold the employer liable in this situation? Would it be more equitable if the employee alone were held liable for his or her tortious (legally wrongful) actions to third parties, even when the actions were committed within the scope of employment?

Yes I do believe that the employer should be hold liable for the injury of a third party committed by the agent-employee due to the fact, that employers regardless of not authorizing or not being aware of the actions of an agent, principals are still responsible, for any actions because they agreed to let the agent represent them fully with the agent principle relationship. For example, in the Commonwealth v. Angelo Todesca Corp (Miller, 2013) “Brian a dump truck driver worked for Angelo, which the truck was missing the back-up alarm…Angelo allowed Brian to continue to drive the truck. One day Brian backed up to dump the truck’s load, which stuck and killed a police officer. The state charged Angelo and Brian with the crime of vehicular homicide; Angelo was liable for Brian’s negligent operation of its truck, which resulted in a person’s death (p.696-697).
No, it wouldn’t be equitable if

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