Requisite close connection needed for finding of vicarious liability of employer
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Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc  IRLR 386 CA (0 other reports)
Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc  EWCA Civ 116 CA
vicarious liability | closeness of connection | assault
The Court of Appeal agreed with a county court that the "close connection" test to determine whether or not an employer is vicariously liable for the assault committed by its employee on a customer requires some additional factor that goes beyond the mere fact that the employment provided the opportunity and setting for the assault to occur and the employee's duties included interaction with customers.