The liability for employers for the conduct of their employees – when does an employee’s conduct fall within the “the course of employment”?

Engin Mustafa
  • Human Resource Management International Digest, October 2016, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/hrmid-06-2016-0093

The liability of employers for the conduct of their employees

What is it about?

This article reviews the law on vicarious liability in employment under the Equality Act 2010 and in relation to employers’ liability in tort.

Why is it important?

The approach of this article is to discuss important case law developments in this area and offer advice to human resource professionals seeking to reduce employer's vicarious liability.


Mr Engin Mustafa
Kingston University

This article is particularly timely as is examines recent development in vicarious liability of employer's' in tort most notably- Mohamud v WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc 2016. This liability is contrasted with that under the Equality Act 2010 bringing the reader fully up-to-date in this important area of employment law.

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