The doctrine of respondeat superior is central to the employment relationship.
Please respond to all of the following prompts:
Respondeat superior is an axiomatic concept in employment law. As a paralegal working in the workerâ€™s compensation area, it is important to fully understand the nature, purpose, and goals of the doctrine.
- Define respondeat superior in the employment arena.
- Explain the concept of frolic and detour, and provide an example of each.
- Discuss whether you think respondeat superior is a necessary doctrine in the employment arena?
- What is the public policy behind the doctrine? Do you think it is fair to the employer?