n Without Prejudice - Insurers pasop : extension of vicarious liability? - insurance law

Volume 20 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1681-178X


In cases where an employee commits a delict whilst solely or partially about the business of the employer, the application of the principle of vicarious liability generally presents no problem. Difficulties arise when the employee commits an intentional wrong, entirely for his or her own purposes; these are called deviation cases. In this event, it is necessary to define which acts fall within an employee’s ‘scope of employment’.

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