In Majrowski v Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Trust  IRLR 695 HL, the House of Lords holds that under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 employers will be vicariously liable for harassment committed by employees acting in the course of their employment.
In Corr v IBC Vehicles  EWCA Civ 331 CA, the Court of Appeal holds that the widow of a man who committed suicide when severely depressed as a result of injuries sustained in a workplace accident was entitled to recover damages under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976
In New Southern Railway Ltd v Quinn  IRLR 606 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that an employer's duty to take steps to "avoid" risk to a pregnant woman means that the risk should be reduced to its lowest acceptable level - not that it must be removed completely.
In Hawley v Luminar Leisure and others  EWCA Civ 18 CA, the Court of Appeal holds that responsibility for controlling a worker passed to his "temporary deemed employer", and it was unsuccessful in its attempt to persuade the court to make a finding of dual vicarious liability.
Joe Glavina, of Addleshaw Goddard outlines the latest legal rulings and explains what you need to do to avoid tribunals.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering vicarious liability.
Bess Sturman and Richard Port of Addleshaw Goddard outline the latest legal rulings and explain what you need to know to avoid tribunals.
The Court of Appeal decision in Mark Hone v Six Continents Retail Ltd shows that, in stress cases, whether or not the employer has any knowledge of the employee's mental or physical health and medical history is no longer so important.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety laws and codes of practice.