Liability for Acts of Independent Contractors

Client Advisory

October 7, 2009
by Farah Mollo

On September 10, 2009, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a noteworthy decision for New York companies that give independent contractors the authority to make employment-related decisions on their behalf. In Halpert v. Manhattan Apartments, Inc., the court ruled that a New York company can be held liable for discriminatory acts committed by an independent contractor while working as an agent of the company.

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