Employers liability, or vicarious liability, is when you as an employer can be held responsible for the actions of your employees.
If your employees cause damage to a third party, you as the employer will often have to pay under vicarious liability. This arises where there is a sufficient connection with the employer, however areas of complication can arise where there is a limited connection with work such as at an office party.
Vicarious liability can arise even if the employer itself has committed no wrong, although there are steps an employer can take to prevent or limit liability. An employer might not be held responsible if an employment tribunal decides they took all reasonable steps to try to prevent the damages.
Our employers liability advice
Vicarious liability can be a complicated area of employment law. To ensure we meet the needs of each employer and their unique situation we provide bespoke advice on not only how to deal with employers liability when it arises, but how to help prevent cases from starting. Our advice on employers liability includes:
- Your liability for employees’ actions
- Steps to prevent claims
- Settling or dealing with claims brought against you
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