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Veakins v Kier Islington Ltd

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Protection from Harassment Act 1997 | vicarious liability | "oppressive and unacceptable" behaviour

The Court of Appeal has held that an employer was vicariously liable under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 for a manager's unusually serious harassment of an employee.

Under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, a person who pursues a course of conduct against another that amounts to harassment, including "alarming the person or causing the person distress", can be liable for a criminal offence or a civil remedy.