Case update (3): Vicarious liability 

What do we already know?  We updated you in our December 2020 Newsletter Case update (2): Employer’s liability – the tribunal finds nothing to laugh about in an employee’s practical joke that the High Court in Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd found that an employer was not liable for an employee’s practical joke…
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Case update (2):  Employer’s liability – the tribunal finds nothing to laugh about in an employee’s practical joke

Summary: Is an employer liable for an employee’s practical joke that causes another person personal injury? No, says the High Court in Chell v. Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd available here.  The incident was unconnected to any instruction given by the employer to the employee in relation to his work and could not be said…
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