Dual Capacity Doctrine
dual capacity doctrine n
: a doctrine that provides an exception to the exclusive remedy of workers' compensation by allowing an employee to sue his or her employer when the injury caused by the employer to the employee is unrelated to the employee's capacity as an employee
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