The Scope of Vicarious Liability

Barclays Bank plc has been held vicariously liable for sexual assaults committed by a doctor engaged to carry out medical examination for job applicants. In reaching the decision in various Claimants v Barclays Bank plc, the High Court applied the…

The Battle of the Worker Status Continues

Worker status has yet again been established in the so-called ‘gig’ economy, this time a successful action was brought against Addison Lee (a minicab firm). The central London employment tribunal found that the company had treated its workers as ‘independent…

Employee Sent to Prison for Breaching Court Order

In the High Court decision of OCS Group UK v Dadi a former employee was sentenced to 6 weeks imprisonment for breaches of an interim injunction in a dispute over confidential information. The defendant, Mr Dadi, was an employee of…

BBC Salaries Scandal

The Government has demanded that the BBC disclose the names and salaries of everyone earning more than £150,000 as part of its new royal charter. The findings have resulted in concerns over the gender pay gap and a lack of…

No duty to disclose intention to compete

The Court in MPT Group v Peel considered whether employees were under a duty to disclose to their current employer, their intentions to compete with their current employer’s business after the termination of their employment. In this case, two employees…