In this article, Éducaloi explains what “damages” are and how they are evaluated and proved in court.
What are damages?
"Damages" refers to harm suffered by someone as a result of someone else’s fault. Damages are one of three things a person must prove when suing someone. To learn more about fault and the three things that must be proved, see our article Civil Responsibility.
In general, we are all responsible for our own actions. But what happens if an employee harms someone while performing their work duties? Who is responsible : the employee or the employer?
Can employers be held responsible for the fault of employees?
Yes, but under certain conditions. By law, anyone who orders someone else to perform duties on his behalf is legally bound to repair harm caused...
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