Vicarious Liability

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Jones v Tower Boot Co Ltd (1997 IRLR 168, CA)

Courts are interpreting “in the course of employment” quite widely which opens the employer to vicarious liability in discrimination cases.

Insitu Cleaning Co Ltd v Heads (1995 IRLR 4)

One incident might be enough to amount to sexual harassment and the employer might be held accountable for an employee's actions in this case.

Hilton International Hotels (UK) v Protopapa (1990 IRLR 316)

An employer can be liable for the conduct of any ‘supervisory employee’, whether or not that person had the power to dismiss other employees.
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