Employer's liability: Privy Council holds Jamaica liable for off-duty policeman shooting
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Bernard v Attorney General of Jamaica  IRLR 398 PC (0 other reports)
In Bernard v Attorney-General of Jamaica, the Privy Council holds:
- The Attorney-General of Jamaica was vicariously liable for the unlawful shooting of a member of the public by a police constable who was attempting to jump the queue for a public telephone.
- Vicarious liability is to be determined by the principles in the House of Lords' decision in Lister v Hesley Hall Ltd  IRLR 472, which include the consideration of any risks to others created by an employer that entrusts duties, tasks and functions to an employee.