This is a preview. To continue reading please log in or Register to read this article

Employer's liability: Employer vicariously liable for employee's violent assault in response to instruction

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Weddall v Barchester Healthcare Ltd; Wallbank v Wallbank Fox Designs Ltd [2012] IRLR 307 CA, the Court of Appeal affirmed that an employer's vicarious liability for a violent assault on another employee or third party will depend on whether or not the unlawful act was sufficiently closely connected with the employment.