Parental immunity prohibits a child from instituting a suit against his parent for a personal tort. However, when a child has sustained injury as a result of his parent's tortious act committed in the course of his employment, and the child seeks recovery against his parent's employer under the doctrine of respondeat superior, the majority of jurisdictions feel that this immunity is purely personal and should not be extended to the employer.
Parental Immunity- Its Effect on Vicarious Liability,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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