In our last two blogs, we focussed on where an employer can be vicariously liable for an assault by one employee on another and the potential employment law risks which can arise from Christmas gatherings. Today we bring you the last of our “3 Wise Men” blogs on matters to be conscious of during the festive party season, where employees are likely to have a much greater degree of social interaction with one another than at other times of the year. That increased contact when “off the clock” can often result in friction, with little tensions which have been bubbling under throughout the year reaching boiling point.
Following our previous blog concerning employer’s liability for the actions of employees at a Christmas party (read here), this week we look at other issues which may arise in respect of actions at a Christmas party (or other work social event).
We recently wrote about vicariously liability of employers in relation to a breach of data protection. Our blog this week concerns another decision on vicariously liability, but on a very different issue: an assault on a work night out.