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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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Joining in with all the traditional fun and frolics will be panto legends Ray Spencer and Bob Stott together with a cast of larger-than-life characters.
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Texas is known for its legendary musicians and world class barbecue," stated Kenneth Henneke, co-chairman of the Fiddler's Frolics.
NIGHT OUT: Thanks to Big Buzz magazine, Bacardi Rum and Sunday People; GIRL POWER: Loads of fun and frolics at Apple Jacks club in Monaghan
This festival has something to entertain everyone in the family," stated Kenneth Henneke, co-chairman of the Fiddlers' Frolics.
KELLY Brook frolics on a sun-kissed beach while rumours grow over her latest relationship.
HOLD ME TIGHT: Jerry and Tim; NICE BREAKER: Frolics in the surf; FUN RUN: Catch me if you can; MOUTH TO MOUTH: A loving kiss
Sheba frolics around in a state of bliss with her many dog playmates,'' Stratton said.
Its picturesque town square and one hundred year old courthouse mark it as the county seat of Lavaca County, which is also home to the Shiner brewery, historic painted churches, a strong Czech-German heritage, and particularly on Fiddler's Frolics weekend, good music, good food and good fun.
SMOOCH She gets kiss and playful pat from husband Dan Julia frolics in bikini on beach hol with family POLKA DOTTY Julia frolics in bikini on beach hol with family POLKA DOTTY HAT'S OUR MUMMY Cooling off in the waves WRITE ON Julia shows children's names tattooed on her back HAT'S OUR MUMMY Cooling off in the waves
HOLLYWOOD star Lindsay Lohan has obviously put her troubles behind her as she frolics in the Bahamas with latest squeeze Calum Best.