The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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Faculty Liability and Indemnification (FAC 1A.5)
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6. POLICY STATEMENT
FAC 1.A.5. Liability and Indemnification.
Wisconsin law provides liability protection for actions taken within the scope of employment. (Reference: Section 895.46, Wisconsin Statutes.) This means that University employees who are sued for actions within the scope of their employment are entitled to legal representation, or payment of attorneys fees. In these instances, the state assumes responsibility for the payment of any resulting judgment against the employee, in excess of any applicable insurance. In order to be entitled to these protections, the employee must provide prompt notice of suit, and cooperate in the defense of that action.
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