Tiger HR THR-EXPERTS-DEFAULT-FT-IMAGE-1280x960-927x695 Vicarious Liability

Vicarious Liability

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In employment law, an employer’s liability for the acts of its employees. At common law an employer is vicariously liable for the tortious acts of its employees, and other persons in a relationship akin to employment, if they are carried out “in the course of employment”. Under discrimination legislation, discriminatory acts done by an employee in the course of employment …

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Where a person (A) treats another person (B) unfavourably because A knows or suspects B has done or intends to do a protected act. Protected acts include bringing discrimination proceedings, giving evidence or information in connection with discrimination proceedings, making an allegation of unlawful discrimination, or doing anything else under, or by reference to, discrimination legislation.