UKSC pending: Vicarious liability claims + the reputation of the employee

By wjmadden Does an employer, when defending a vicarious liability action, owe a duty of care to the employee who is alleged to have committed the actions for which the employer is vicariously liable, to protect the employee’s reputation?
Examples may include the position of a hospital employing a doctor or a church employing a priest. In the current appeal hearing, the employees were police officers. The officers contended that the Commissioner’s admission of liability and his public apology (in respect of the officers actions during an arrest) unfairly branded them as abusive thugs, which resulted in their being required to undergo the …read more

Source:: Bill Madden

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