dual capacity doctrine


dual capacity doctrine
Under this doctrine employer normally shielded from tort liability by exclusive remedy of workers' compensation law may become liable in tort to his employee if he occupies, in addition to his capacity as employer, a second capacity that confers on him obligations independent of those imposed on him as employer. Pavlek v. Forbes Steel and Wire Corp., 358 Pa.Super. 316, 517 A.2d 564, 565

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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