Vicarious liability, where employers may be liable to pay damages for an employee's or others' actions, can result in high levels of compensation. Akshay Choudhry, an associate at independent law firm Burges Salmon, considers recent cases and how employers can manage this risk.
The High Court has held that an employer is vicariously liable for 126 alleged sexual assaults that took place during medical examinations carried out at the request of the employer.
Updated to include a reference to the Sentencing Council's consultation on draft guidelines for manslaughter sentencing.
Updated to include a reference to the HSE consultation relating to its fee for intervention cost recovery scheme.
Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges, large fines and imprisonment. Andrew Katzen and Claire Wallace from Kickman & Rose solicitors offer a case study with lessons on how to manage each stage of an organisation's response.
In this week's podcast, we examine several legal cases as we explore the situations where an employer may be found to be vicariously liable for an individual's negligent or discriminatory actions.
The High Court has held that an employer was not vicariously liable for a managing director's "brutal assault" of an employee during a drinking session after the employer's Christmas party.
Chris Cook is partner and head of employment and Keely Rushmore is senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
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