PARTIES; DEFINITIONS; WHO IS AN EMPLOYER? – Agents (See also 1400)
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201.02000 – Agents (See also 1400)
Allegation in complaint that employer instructed employee to warn new teachers not to be influenced by union placed employer on notice that agency was at issue in the case. Even if employer was not placed on notice by the complaint, the agency issue could be addressed as an unalleged violation since the issue was addressed at hearing, both parties presented evidence on the issue and cross-examined witnesses, and both parties thoroughly briefed the issue establish that the issue. Although employee was not an actual agent of the employer, employee acted with ostensible or apparent authority when she entered a union meeting and warned all new teachers to leave. Employer accepted responsibility for employee’s actions by refusing to disavow or repudiate employee’s actions when they become known.