In Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc  IRLR 362 SC, the Supreme Court held that the employer was vicariously liable for a violent assault by one of its employees, ruling that the "close connection" test was satisfied.
The High Court has held that an employer was not vicariously liable for a managing director's "brutal assault" of an employee during a drinking session after the employer's Christmas party.
A manager who refused to take a "for cause" drug test was fairly dismissed because his employer was entitled to expect him to set an example for other staff, according to an employment tribunal.
In Cox v Ministry of Justice  IRLR 370 SC, the Supreme Court held that the Ministry of Justice was vicariously liable for the negligent act of a prisoner while he was working in a prison kitchen.
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The Supreme Court has held that an employer was vicariously liable for the actions of an employee who seriously assaulted a customer while at work.
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