Employee Successfully Sues Employer for Sexual Assault by On-call Caretaker

By |2019-03-13T10:36:06+10:00February 13th, 2019|Case Studies, Other|

In the recent decision of Oaks Hotels & Resorts Ltd v Knauer & OrsĀ¹, the Queensland Court of Appeal found an employer vicariously liable for its employee sexually assaulting another worker. Background Ms Knauer was employed as a guest services agent by a wholly owned subsidiary of Oaks Hotels & [...]

Criminal conduct of employees and vicarious liability

By |2019-02-19T18:09:19+10:00October 10th, 2016|Case Studies, News, Other|

What Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC tells employers about vicarious liability. The High Court's recent view on vicarious liability of employers for the criminal conduct of employees will be of interest to employers in the education sector, boarding schools andĀ similar institutions. The case involved a Plaintiff who was sexually [...]