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Q: Employee causes a car accident during work hours due to being under the influence of narcotics is the company liable?

Employee was also under suspicion of using drugs but Employer ignored reports from coworkers.

Jesse M. Minc answered on Feb 12, 2018

As with most legal questions, the answer is "it depends". Under New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 388, owners and operators of vehicles are jointly and severally liable if the vehicle is involved in an accident under most circumstances. If the employee had permission to drive the vehicle... Read more »

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