The Court of Appeal has held that creating the risk of harm in the workplace was not sufficient to impose liability on the employer for the "frolicsome but reckless" conduct of an employee.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, a Court of Appeal decision highlights the need for employers to invest time and resources into investigating disciplinary allegations.
A model flu pandemic contingency plan, which deals with planning for a pandemic, pandemic response, pandemic recovery, and testing and review.
A model policy to provide guidelines for managers and employees on minimising the risk of staff contracting diseases at work and on dealing with infections if contracted.
A model letter reminding employees of their responsibilities in relation to the control of infectious diseases in the workplace.
The Court of Appeal has held that the Ministry of Justice, which it found had a relationship with a prisoner assigned to do kitchen work "akin to employment", was vicariously liable for the negligence of the prisoner when he accidentally dropped a heavy sack of food on a member of staff's back.
The Court of Appeal agreed with a county court that the "close connection" test to determine whether or not an employer is vicariously liable for the assault committed by its employee on a customer requires some additional factor that goes beyond the mere fact that the employment provided the opportunity and setting for the assault to occur and the employee's duties included interaction with customers.
Line manager briefing looking at the law that protects the health and safety of night workers. It also provides practical guidance on managing night workers, including how to maximise their productivity.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to night working.
Practical guidance on implementing drug and alcohol testing of employees, including data protection issues and random and "with cause" testing.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety.