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If employer knows drinking goes on with sales people and if the employer gives employee credit card for outside sales calls and employee takes customers out to bars and golf courses and drinks and then drives and someone gets hurt, is the employer at risk for a negligence claim for injuries?
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If the employee is on the clock of the employer and in the course and scope of performing the work of the employer when this occurs the employer could be held liable to third parties for injuries caused by their employee. The employer would not be liable to the employee for anything other than workers compensation. Additionally, the employer would have a valid argument that they do not authorize the employee to become legally intoxicated, they merely provide the card to entertain clients, but generally if the employees are getting drunk on the company time and cause harm to a third party the third party would have a claim against the employer.


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