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Principle: Employer is Liable for the Injury Caused to the Employee in the Course of His Employment. Facts: X Organized a Party and Hired a Caterer. During the Party, the Generator Set Went - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Employer is liable for the injury caused to the employee in the course of his employment.

Facts:  X organized a party and hired a caterer. During the party, the generator set went out of order and he requested one employee of caterer i.e. Y to bring the mechanic on his vehicle and promised to pay 1000 for the same to Y. Y met with an accident while going to fetch the mechanic and he seeks compensation. 

Options

  • X is liable as Y was working in the course of employment offered by X 

  • X is not liable as Y is not his employee 

  • X is liable because party was organized by him 

  • A caterer is liable as Y is his employee 

Solution

X is liable as Y was working in the course of employment offered by X 

Explanation:

X is liable as Y was working in the course of employment offered by X. In this case, the liability falls on X  because for that time period Y was his employee as he had promised Y Rs.1000/- for the job of calling a  mechanic using his own (X’s) vehicle.   

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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