Is an employee of tenant business treated as an invitee of building owner?

Is an employee of tenant business treated as an invitee of building owner?

Answer: Yes, an employee of a tenant is an invitee of the landlord. The cases actually go a long way beyond that, holding that a social guest of a tenant is an invitee. See: Sagona v. Sun Co., Inc., 2002 OK CIV APP 93, 57 P.3d 879 (wife of tenant visiting him in building housing his office, injured in an elevator, was an invitee.) See also Crane Co. v. Sears, 1934 OK 375, 35 P.2d 916: “This liability of the landlord in such cases is not limited to the tenant personally, but includes all persons who, within the contemplation of the parties, were to use the premises under the lease.”