Individual Assignment: Diaz v. Carcamo Legal Analysis

Individual Assignment: Diaz v. Carcamo Legal Analysis

Purpose of Assignment

This assignment gives students an opportunity to understand employment relationships in its various forms: principal-agency, independent contractor, employer-employee at-will, and non-compete contractual agreements. Students are tasked with understanding how legal liability can occur to an organization arising out of the doctrine of respondeat superior or vicarious liability as it is also known. It further allows students to assess how negligent hiring can result in negative consequences for an organization.

Resources Required

Dawn Renae Diaz v. Jose Carcamo, 253 P.3d 535 (Cal. 2011)

Grading Guide

Content Met Partially Met Not Met Comments:
The student explores types of principal-agency relationships and determines what type of relationship exists in this case between the driver, Jose Carcamo, and the company, Sugar Transport of the Northwest, LLC.  
The student recommends a course of action with respect to the lawsuit and Carcamo’s employment.
The student answers if Sugar Transport’s Human Resources department has any responsibility for their role in hiring Carcamo.
If the student determines Sugar Transport does have responsibility for hiring Carcamo, the student answers what other employment law issues are legally problematic concerning the hiring of Carcamo.
The student identifies and explains the legal issues and laws that were violated.
The student includes justification for responses by citing applicable laws and legal cases.
The student uses a minimum of three outside sources.
The paper is 700 to 1,050 words in length.
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Writing Guidelines Met Partially Met Not Met Comments:
The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements.
Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.
Paragraph and sentence transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Rules of grammar and usage are followed including spelling and punctuation.
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Assignment Total # 10 #/10
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