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Not a Fair Cop, Guv

1906 picture of officer arresting womenFollowing the Scottish decision in Vaickuviene a couple of weeks ago, here is an English case on vicarious liability for harassment, which has also failed.

In Allen v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary [2013] EWCA Civ 967, the Claimant brought a claim that the Police Force was vicariously liable for a course of conduct of harassment by a serving Police Officer. Continue reading

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Vicariously Liable for Murder? No.

Deutsch: J Sainsbury Logo

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As reported here, last June, in Vaickuviene v Sainsbury the Outer House of the Court of Session in Scotland refused to strike out a case claiming Sainsbury was vicariously liable for the murder of one employee by another. On 11 July, the Inner House ([2013] CSIH 67), the equivalent of the English Court of Appeal, overturned that decision. Continue reading

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Vicariously Liable for Murder?

Deutsch: J Sainsbury Logo

Deutsch: J Sainsbury Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Vaickuviene v J Sainsbury plc [2012] CSOH 69 the Outer House of the Court of Session (the equivalent of the High Court in England) was asked to consider the application of vicarious liability for the murder of a Lithuanian shelf stacker at Sainsbury in Aberdeen by another worker. Continue reading

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