McDonald's Corp. recently settled a case involving a claim that it was a joint employer along with one of its franchisees. This case illustrates why franchisors — in other industries like car rental — need to make sure that their staff understands who is really considered their employer.
Franchisor, Franchisee, and Vicarious Liability
In what ways can a franchisor be held liable for the actions of its franchisees? We take a look at recent vicarious liability claims involving franchises in other industries that may inform car rental.