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UK Supreme Court judgment re employment status and vicarious liability - Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants [SupCrt EW] 01.04.20 (Unreported)

Vicarious liability - whether Bank vicariously liable for actions of a self-employed medical practitioner whose work included conducting medical assessments and examinations of prospective Barclays employees - whether doctor was a "worker". Held: the relationship between Barclays and the doctor was not sufficient to incur vicarious liability. Appeal allowed. Note: the Court declined to align the common law concept of vicarious liability, developed for one set of reasons, with the statutory concept of “worker”, developed for quite a different set of reasons.
Category: Employment » Employment status; Vicarious liability. Area(s) of law: Employment; Litigation.
Source: [2020] UKSC 13.

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