Am I my brother’s keeper? – Zenith Chambers

Posted April 11th, 2012 in appeals, assault, employment, news, vicarious liability by sally

“On 24th January the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the joined appeals of Weddall -v- Barchester Healthcare Limited and Wallbank -v- Wallbank Fox Designs Limited. The common issue was: in what circumstances might an employer be vicariously liable for an assault committed by one of its employees.
In both cases the assault was in fact committed upon a fellow employee, although as the Court recognised, the same principles would normally be applicable to a case where an employee assaults a third party.”

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Zenith Chambers, 3rd April 2012