Is an employer liable for what happens at the Christmas party?

14 Dec 2017

BLM's Alistair Kinley and Andrew Lawson have authored an article for The Times, published today and discusses who should be deemed liable if the office Christmas party doesn't quite go to plan.

Using a recent case example - Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2016]  - Alistair and Andrew analyse the issue of vicarious liability and what happens if a serious incident happens between staff members.

Would the employer be legally liable?

To read the full analysis and to be redirected to The Times website (subscription required) please click here.

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