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Employment

Could your business be liable for the actions of a “rogue” employee?

It's long been the case that an employer can be liable for the acts of its employees if the acts are closely connected with their employment. But what if the employee’s actions are “rogue” or unexpected? Is the employer liable then? Morrisons are currently defending a High Court claim brought by nearly 2,000 of its staff, which will explore this question.

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Employment

The reasonableness of reasonable adjustments

Chris Aldridge looks at the Court of Appeal’s decision of Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] EWCA (Civ) 1265 which considered an employer’s duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee, and whether that duty applied to an attendance management policy.

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Employment

If you don’t have anything nice to say….

In the recent case of Pnaiser v NHS England and Coventry City Council, Ms Tennant, a referee for the Claimant, fell into the trap of giving a negative verbal reference regarding the Claimant’s significant absence from work, which resulted in the Claimant’s job offer being withdrawn and both parties being found liable for disability discrimination.

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