Employer Not Responsible for Employee’s Action Outside Scope of Employment

The Supreme Court of Mississippi rendered summary judgment for Mar-Jac, a chicken processor because an employer’s responsibility for their employee’s actions is limited to the employee’s job responsibilities. Senah Carter, whose primary job responsibilities required him to bring chicken in and out for employees on the line, secured employment at Mar-Jac for two friends. Carter drove these friends to work each day. One morning on the way to work, Carter hit a school bus killing the two co-workers in his vehicle. Representatives of the deceased filed negligence, negligence per se, and wrongful death suits against Carter and Mar-Jac. Find out what swayed the Court to enter summary judgment in favor of Mar-Jac here.