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Vicarious liability: Employer not liable for injury caused by employee's "practical joke"

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    Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd [2020] EWHC 2613 HC (0 other reports)

Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd [2020] EWHC 2613 HC

vicarious liability | course of employment | horseplay

In Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd, the High Court held that the employer was not negligent or vicariously liable when an employee's practical joke caused an injury to a contractor.