Vicarious liability for assault after Christmas party - Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [CA] 11.10.18 (Unreported)

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

A company was vicariously liable for an assault committed by its managing director on an employee after a Christmas party. Although the assault occurred at a separate drinking session after the party, the wrongdoer was not present merely as a fellow reveller but as managing director. There was sufficient connection between the position in which he was employed and his wrongful conduct so as to make the employer liable under the principle of social justice.

Category: Negligence »  Personal injury; Vicarious liability. Area(s) of law: Employment; Litigation.
Source: [2018] EWCA Civ 2214


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