Fennelly v Connex South Eastern Ltd [2001] IRLR 390 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employer liability: Employer vicariously liable for assault carried out by employee

    15 October 2001

    In Fennelly v Connex South Eastern Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that an employer was responsible for an assault carried out by one of its employees as it took place in the course of his employment. Judging whether an action is taken in the course of employment requires looking at the job being done by the employee in general terms rather than analysing its component parts.