my friend runs a small business and for a major project she hired a independent contractor (one that was recommended by the company she is doing the project for and who used to work there).
but the independent contractor has sexually harassed an employee of that company. i was wondering... since that guy was an independent contractor- isnt he meant to be personally liable?
or is my friend vicariously liable or even the other company where it all happened?
i always believed that because he is a independent contractor, my friend cannot be sued by the victim.. right?? the victim should make a claim against the contractor? is that right??
looking forward to a quick response. thanks