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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.

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The procession and roundabout step-step-kicks of this initial ensemble gave way to "Almendra," a duet Paige Fulleton and Luis Serrano frolicked through on opening night, titillating with shoulder-to-torso tremors.
The couple, who say they are "just friends", frolicked on a lilo during their Caribbean mini-break.
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Their golden retrievers, Tennessee and Harper, frolicked around Holly's dormant herb-and-vegetable garden.
And as they frolicked in the waves, Sinead and Cafe presenter Avril looked just as delicious as their tasty snacks.
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She also frolicked in shiny leggings and a red bra top for the show, which arrives in Britain with two dates at Glasgow SECC on April 11 and 12 and one at Aberdeen's AECC on April 13.