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Court Won't Import Comp Law Principles to Find Employer Liable for Employee's Impaired Driving

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 1181 | 2 | 22 min read

A California appellate court declined to apply principles from the workers’ compensation law to find an employer vicariously liable for a fatal car accident caused by an intoxicated employee. Case: Pryor v. Fitness International, No. B287329, 01/03/2019, unpublished. Facts: Lucas Guidroz worked at an LA Fitness health club in Stevenson Ranch as a membership counselor. While he was at work on May 25, 2016, Guidroz’s supervisor noted that he appeared to be impaired. The supervisor sent him home early. Guidroz left the facility, and about 30 minutes later, his car collided with a ...

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