Management and Organizational Studies 2275A/B Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Lecture and Textbook Notes

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It"s a civil case. (ie: when someone does something that harms someone else) When an intentional or careless act harms another. The injured party usually sues for monetary compensation. There are two types of torts: intentional torts deliberate acts that cause injury or loss. (intentional means you did a deliberate act. , unintentional (negligent) torts careless or negligent acts that cause injury or loss. ****you do not need intent to prove a tort. Judicial remedies: special damages, general damages, punitive (exemplary) damages (intent matters here) Imposed on employers when they are held liable for torts committed by employees during the course of their employment. **the employer controlled, supervised and trained the worker. First, the plaintiff needs to prove the elements of the tort (the onus is on the plaintiff). Then it is up to the defendant to disprove the elements of the tort. And/or offer up any defenses that are available. Assault where there is a fear of contact.

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