Christmas Parties – Avoid the drama – Blog from Martin Botting Human Resources Consultancy

Imagine having to deal with the fall out of a Christmas party where a senior employee drunkenly punches an employee! In this case it was decided that the company was not vicariously liable for the assault because the MD wasn’t acting in the course of employment. The High Court stated that if injuries are caused to an employee by another member of staff after a work party has ended, the employer will not be vicariously liable for those injuries because it is too far removed from the employment relationship.

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