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Frolic

Activities performed by an employee during working hours that are not considered to be in the course of his or her employment, since they are for the employee's personal purposes only.

The doctrine of Respondeat Superior makes a principal liable for the torts of his or her agent occurring during the course of employment. This is based on the concept that a principal has control over his or her agent's behavior. If an agent was hired to drive from point A to point B, and, through reckless driving, hit a pedestrian along the way, the principal would ordinarily be held liable. If, however, the agent was engaged in frolic, the principal would not be liable. This might occur, for example, if an employee were hired to transport goods from point A to point B and made several detours along the way for personal reasons. If the employee became involved in an accident while on a frolic, the employer would not be liable unless it could be established that he or she was negligent in the hiring or supervision of the employee.

frolic

noun amusement, antic, caper, carousal, drollery, entertainment, escapade, fun, gaiety, gambol, jollity, joviality, lark, merriment, merrymaking, mirth, play, pleasantry, recreation, rollick, romp, vagary
Associated concepts: detour and frolic

frolic

verb act up, amuse oneself, caper, carouse, dance, disport, enjoy oneself, frisk, gambol, have a good time, have fun, joke, paint the town red, play, revel, rollick, romp, sport
See also: carouse
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It was not very long, counting by years, before there was a red-faced little girl, another red-faced little boy, and a whole troop of girls and boys: so that, go to Chigwell when you would, there would surely be seen, either in the village street, or on the green, or frolicking in the farm-yard--for it was a farm now, as well as a tavern--more small Joes and small Dollys than could be easily counted.
WILDLIFE watchers got a rare treat when a pod of dolphins started frolicking in the Moray Firth.
A Sydney surfer had a lucky escape on Sunday when he was hit by a whale frolicking off Bondi Beach and knocked unconscious.
The whale was spotted frolicking in the water on Sunday close to Santa Catarina in Imbituba.
If Puff were not frolicking, but surfing at Hell's Mouth, or Whistling Sands and looking forward to the midnight beach BBQ, would anyone but locals and fellow surfers know the locations, which are in fact on the Lleyn Peninsula?
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Bettina, sweating through 99-degree heat at summer camp, writes thank-you notes to her Aunt Tallulah, who's frolicking with penguins in Antarctica.
The first time we meet Agon, the hero of Deicide: Path of the Dead, he is frolicking under a waterfall with his betrothed, Aldara.
This charming story is a snippet of Brown's own childhood spent flying kites with his family, painting pictures and frolicking with Bark, his mischievous dog whose favorite game was "Chase Mama's Cat.
Much of the imagery is standard fare--models lolling around in lush surroundings, opening French doors, and frolicking in bathtubs.
The globe balances precariously on the woman's knee, and its real support is the child, as likely as all the other children to grow tired of the task and take to frolicking.
To everyone's surprise, Gregory Hines showed up to recall his tumultuous relationship with Goldberg, including their frolicking on a nude beach and her criticizing him--with typically fearless honesty--on an otherwise triumphant performance, for "repeating himself, not doing anything new.