John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors and Chris McAvoy, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
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 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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety.