Can an Employer Limit Potential for Vicarious Liability?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 16 December 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Scott:  Okay, on that preparation:  Is there wording that could be used to close off Christmas work events, for example, like at 11:30? which is quite late, you know, well past my bedtime, Seamus, or midnight, for example, no way. Thereby what occurs after this time is not an issue. So, trying to limit liability, say, okay, we accept that the Christmas party is an extension of the workplace, but after that point, we have nothing to do with it. You're on your own.

Seamus:  Yeah, I mean, the case law has developed a lot over the years, and I'm going to speak in relation to a 2018 case there. I think we maybe have touched on it before. But, you know, the position is that

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Seamus McGranaghan
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