n South African Law Journal - K v Minister of Safety and Security and the increasingly blurred line between personal and vicarious liability : notes
|Article Title||K v Minister of Safety and Security and the increasingly blurred line between personal and vicarious liability : notes|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Law Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||673 - 680|
An employer's delictual liability can be either personal or vicarious. Vicarious liability is a form of secondary liability. It is liability for the delict of an employee committed within the course and scope of her employment. Its conceptual ambit is thus limited in three ways. In considering whether an employer should be held personally liable, none of these limitations holds. All that is asked is whether the employer wrongfully and negligently caused the plaintiff's injury.
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