Damages caused to property?

Our client has issued a letter listing the damages caused to their property connected with renovation works which were executed by our company. Is the company liable to compensate the client for the damages caused by the employees? Can the company get discharged from the liability of such damages?

1 Answer

According to Article 209 of the civil laws, an employer shall be liable for the damages caused as a result of an unlawful act by the employee where that act was committed during the course of the employment. The employment relationship shall be established where the activities of the employee that are in furtherance of duties that are owed to the employer and where the employer is, or could be, exercising some control, directly or indirectly, over the activities of the employee. The employer is not liable for the damages caused as a result of an unlawful act by the employee where that act was committed not during the course of the employment. gulf times