Corporate Personhood

What is Corporate Personhood ?

‘Corporate Personhood’ refers to the concept of allowing enterprises and companies to be recognized as an individual rather than a group of individuals. This kind of recognition bestows some basic rights on the enterprise which an individual enjoys under the court of law, like the ability to enter into contracts with other individuals or enterprises, among others.

Corporate personhood also helps these companies with limited liability for the individuals. For example, if a manager breaches a contract made by the company with any 3rd party, it is the company that would be getting sued instead of the said manager.

Due to the way it is structured, corporate personhood has come under a lot of criticism. While it protects individuals under the company’s status as an individual, it also helps harbour unethical practices by some employees who misuse their corporate position.

More HR Terms


What is Accessibility?   Grammatically speaking, ‘Accessibility’ refers to the quality of being able to understand and use something. In the world of HR, it

International HRM

What is International HRM ?    ‘International HRM’ refers to international human resource management, which is a comprehensive department that undertakes all the functions and

Buzz Marketing

What is Buzz Marketing?   ‘Buzz Marketing’ is a marketing tactic used to create buzz or interest among the masses for the product or service

Contact Us

Contact Us

We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best experience.
Take a look at our ‘privacy policy’