Liability for damages
According to the general provisions of liability, an employee can be held personally liable for damages if the employee inflicts a loss on their employer due to the employee’s intentional or grossly negligent conduct.
If culpable of irresponsible driving, the employee will be held personally liable for any losses incurred by the company, including if the vehicle is impounded/confiscated and sold at auction.
Personal liability may also arise in other scenarios involving irresponsible driving.
The employee has a duty to exercise due care when using the company’s vehicles or vehicles in the company’s custody.
The company reserves the right to raise claims against the employee if the company incurs a loss, for example as a result of the employee’s violation of normal traffic rules, including in case of irresponsible driving or as a result of the employee’s use of vehicles on yellow plates in violation of the regulations.
Special attention is drawn to the fact that the employee is liable to pay any speeding or parking fines or other types of fines that may be imposed on the company as a result of the employee’s violation of the Road Traffic Act. This also applies in cases where the employee has left the vehicle in control of others.
Attention is also drawn to the fact that violations can have consequences for the employment relationship, depending on the circumstances in the form of dismissal.