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Are employees covered by limited-liability contracts signed with customers? • Can a public holiday be moved to another day? • Do employees owe a fiduciary duty to an ex-employer if they have not signed a confidentiality agreement?
By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Are employees covered by limited-liability contracts signed with customers?

Question:

Among other things our organization is responsible for boat storage over the winter. In each customer contract there is a clause limiting liability of damage to their boats to $100. This past winter an employee caused more than $5,000 damage to a boat by negligently moving it in our storage facility. Is my employee protected by the limited liability contract I signed with the customer?

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