Weddall -v- Barchester Healthcare Limited  EWCA Civ 25
On 24th January the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the joined appeals of Weddall -v- Barchester Healthcare Limited and Wallbank -v- Wallbank Fox Designs Limited. The common issue was: in what circumstances might an employer be vicariously liable for an assault committed by one of its employees. In both cases the assault was in fact committed upon a fellow employee, although as the Court recognised, the same principles would normally be applicable to a case where an employee assaults a third party.
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