Vicarious Liability Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Vicarious Liability, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Vicarious Liability?

(n). A vicarious liability can be defined as the liability created by an action or non action by a person, working on behalf of him when he is responsible for all the action or inaction of such person within the limits of their association. So when an employee or worker cause a loss to somebody in the normal course of his duty then the employer will be responsible for such loss.