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Aftermaths of the Christmas party: Vicarious Liability

Following on from our earlier article this month, I think it’s safe to assume that most of you have had your Christmas party. For the majority, I’m sure it’s been a pleasant experience, however, for some, the night may not have ended as pleasantly as it had begun. This raises the question of when a company is vicariously liable for an assault at a Christmas party. 

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Huge sum for getting your recruitment wrong!

It is a well-established principle that employers are vicariously liable for the conduct of their employees. However does this mean that compensation can be apportioned between the employer and the individual responsible for the discriminatory acts?

The Court of Appeal (CA) has recently provided us with some clarity on the issue in London Borough of Hackney v Sivanandan & Ors.

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