Friday, December 17, 2021

Traveling Employee Doctrine Reviewed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

In the case of Peters v. W.C.A.B. (Cintas Corp.), No. 1 MAP 2020 (Pa. Nov. 17, 2021) (Op. by Mundy, J.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reviewed the “traveling employee” doctrine applicable to worker’s compensation cases.

Commentators have noted that this decision may apply to the personal injury litigation context when issues arise requiring a determination of whether an employer is a potential Defendant in a given matter.

In this decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reviewed the contours of a traveling employee’s scope and course of employment.  The Court provided factors to consider whether such an employee could be considered to be within the scope and course of his employment at the time of an injury.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.

I send thanks to Attorney Bruce S. Zero of Powell Law in Scranton, PA for bringing this case to my attention.

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