Jett v. Dunlap

In Jett v. Dunlap, 179 Conn. 215, 219, 425 A.2d 1263 (1979) the Court held that, under the law of workers' compensation, an employer generally is not liable in common-law tort for the intentional misconduct of a supervisory employee. Id. The alter ego theory of corporate responsibility permits access to tort remedies only if the person committing the intentional tort "can be characterized as the alter ego of the corporation. If the assailant is of such rank in the corporation that he may be deemed the alter ego of the corporation under the standards governing disregard of the corporate entity, then attribution of corporate responsibility for the actor's conduct is appropriate. It is inappropriate where the actor is merely a foreman or supervisor." Id. The Jett test was reaffirmed in Suarez v. Dickmont Plastics Corp., 242 Conn. 255, 698 A.2d 838 (1997).