In this case, Cedar Johnson was employed by Cambridge Frozen Bakery Products Company. Johnson’s supervisor, Ray Majewski, asked Johnson to drive to
Majewski’s home and retrieve his prescription medicine. Johnson did as he
was instructed, and used his own car for transportation. En route, Johnson struck a vehicle operated by plaintiff Samuel Finn, who was seriously injured.
Johnson was “on the clock” at the time of the accident. He later testified that he and other employees were often asked to run personal errands for Majewski and other supervisors on company time. Majewski indicated he was the only manager on duty during his shift and could not leave the plant unattended. Depositions of the parties indicated that the Cambridge Company’s supervisors routinely used
employees to perform both company and non-company related errands.