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Work van and accident - ami liable for costs?

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  • Work van and accident - ami liable for costs?

    We had a hire van at work, which got a dent due to reversing out of a tight space and whilst trying to avoid a car, didn't see a bollard.

    The van was leased from a company and placed on our fleet insurance.

    Would I be liable to pay anything as the employer in relation to repair and damage?

    This is the only clause in my contract which relates to deductions

    The Employer reserves the right in its absolute discretion to deduct from your pay any sums which you may owe the Employer including, without limitation, any overpayments or loans made to you by the Employer, unauthorised leave, excess holidays taken by you, the cost of repairing any damage or loss to the Employer’s property caused by you, or losses suffered by the Employer as a result of your negligence or breach of Employer rules.
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    Sorry I'm the employee not the employer


    • #3
      Can you check whether your company has a separate policy dealing with company vehicles?

      However if the leased van was put on the company insurance then it would potentially be considered company property and they may try and say that ".. losses suffered by the Employer as a result of your negligence..." allows them to make deductions for repairs to damage. However this may be limited to the excess on the insurance policy but that is where a company vehicle policy sets this out.
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