Scope of employment took center stage during oral arguments Tuesday before the Supreme Court of Georgia, as attorneys disputed an employer’s vicarious liability for a 2018 collision involving an employee commuting to work.

Appellant counsel for Prodigies Child Care Management, an Athens child care center, argued a communication policy requiring staff to call if they’re going to be late didn’t establish vicarious liability, since the employee’s attempted phone call never went through to the employer.

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