BUS 483 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Actus Reus, Mens Rea, Vicarious Liability

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Security guard used company"s uniform and keys to get into building. Later found out that he had a schizophrenia disorder. Went to hr tribunal to sue that he was fired from his job because of his mental disorder. Vicarious liability --> if the employee does something wrong, the company can be sued. Expressed or implicit term of the contract. Give money to find job somewhere else. Didn"t know he had a mental illness so they can"t be liability. Bfor --> not having a mental or physical disability is needed, vital to the security job. Can"t continue employment of someone with criminal charges. Need to have both, mens rea: guilty mind and actus reus: the act itself, If the employee did not know, why did he plead he is guilty. to plead guilty to crime. He did not have the guilty mind because of his mental disorder so why did he plead guilty.

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