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Employees can also be held liable for customer injury, Ontario Court of Appeal maintains

Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 9:29 AM | By Terry Davidson

An Ontario Appeal Court decision involving hot water, burned hands and a Starbucks barista is a reminder that employees can be sued along with their employers when it comes to the injury of customers, lawyers say.

In late December, the Court of Appeal, in hearing Sataur v. Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc. 2017 ONCA 1017, granted an appeal by Abigail Sataur and her litigation guardian, who are suing Starbucks, a manager of one of its Brampton stores and a server.

The server is alleged to have spilled...