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A model policy and procedure to set out the company's rules on violence at work and the steps to be taken to reduce the health and safety risks associated with violence.
Howard Fidderman looks into the latest workplace violence tolls.
David Malamatenios and Georgina Kyriacou are partners, and Krishna Santra, Colin Makin and Sandra Martins are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
A model policy to set out the organisation's management of issues arising from domestic violence.
In Mattis v Pollock (t/a Flamingo's Nightclub), the Court of Appeal holds that a nightclub owner was vicariously liable for the actions of his door supervisor whose aggression culminated in the stabbing of a customer of the club outside the club premises, notwithstanding that, before the assault, the employee had left the club, returned to his home to arm himself with a knife and had then attacked the customer in an act of personal vengeance.
In Fennelly v Connex South Eastern Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that an employer was responsible for an assault carried out by one of its employees as it took place in the course of his employment. Judging whether an action is taken in the course of employment requires looking at the job being done by the employee in general terms rather than analysing its component parts.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to violence in the work environment.