As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what were the 10 most important judgments in 2018 that every employer should know about?
In Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that an employer was vicariously liable for a managing director's assault of an employee during a drinking session after the work Christmas party.
Updated to include information on Dryden and others v Johnson Matthey plc, in which the Supreme Court considered if a health and safety breach resulting in asymptomatic injuries was actionable in a negligence claim.
The High Court has held that an employer is vicariously liable for 126 alleged sexual assaults that took place during medical examinations carried out at the request of the employer.
Updated to include a reference to the Sentencing Council's consultation on draft guidelines for manslaughter sentencing.
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.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court has held that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was vicariously liable for the negligence of a prisoner who injured a member of staff while carrying out kitchen work.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety breaches.