Vicarious liability

Vicarious liability is the liability of an employer for the acts of its employees. An employer can be liable for acts of employees carried out in the course of their employment which cause injuries to third parties or are discriminatory.

Legal Q & A: Vicarious liability

8 Apr 2003

By David Bickford, head of employment law at Fladgate Fielder
Q We have a particularly accident-prone employee. We are worried...

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A not-so-simple issue of vicarious liability

30 May 2001

The House of Lords has recently refined the test to establish an employer's vicarious liability for acts committed by its staff

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