Employer not liable for employee's sexual assault of volunteer

On October 3, 2018, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appellate court covering Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin) found an employer wasn't liable for its employee's sexual misconduct toward a volunteer. The court concluded that the employer wasn't vicariously liable for its employee's alleged misconduct under the doctrine of respondeat superior (Latin for "Let the master answer"), nor was it liable for negligent supervision or retention of the employee. Let's take a look at the case and what you can learn from it. Read More...