GENERAL LEGAL PRINCIPLES; AGENCY – Employer Responsibility
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1400.02000 – Employer Responsibility
An employer’s responsibility for the coercive acts of its representatives is not limited by the technical rules of agency or respondeat superior; questions of agency must be determined with reference to the statute’s remedial purpose of protecting employee rights. Where charging party alleges that employer’s labor relations official ratified supervisor’s attendance at meeting “on behalf of” nonsupervisory employee, charging party has satisfied prima facie case that supervisor was acting as employer’s agent at the meeting.