Weddall v Barchester Healthcare Ltd; Wallbank v Wallbank Fox Designs Ltd [2012] IRLR 307 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employer's liability: Employer vicariously liable for employee's violent assault in response to instruction

    Date:
    30 July 2012

    In Weddall v Barchester Healthcare Ltd; Wallbank v Wallbank Fox Designs Ltd [2012] IRLR 307 CA, the Court of Appeal affirmed that an employer's vicarious liability for a violent assault on another employee or third party will depend on whether or not the unlawful act was sufficiently closely connected with the employment.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 March 2012

    David Malamatenios and Georgina Kyriacou are partners, and Krishna Santra, Colin Makin and Sandra Martins are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Employer vicariously liable for employee's assault on managing director

    Date:
    10 February 2012

    The Court of Appeal has affirmed that, where an employee inflicts violence on another employee or third party, the vicarious liability of the employer for the employee's violent act will depend on the closeness of the violent act to the employee's employment.