I need a legal opinion on the following:
A driver was given a parking ticket of R500 for illegal parking in september 2011 and he never paid it of declared to company (so company never knew about fine)
Now on 18 January 2013 I get a court order dated 11 Sept 2012 (posted on 14 Jan 2013 per envelope) advising the company representative to appear in court on 06 Feb 2013 with regard to the traffic fine
I need to understand why is the company summond to appear in court instead of the driver that commited the crime? The driver parked the vehicle illegal, and not the company. The company did not endorse such parking
And why did it take so long to bring the matter up? Now the driver is no longer with the company, we can not even deduct such monye from pay as would be the case if still employed
what can I do about this matter?