Last week, the High Court of Australia handed down the decision in Comcare v Banerji, ending a long-running legal saga highlighting the potential consequences for public sector employees who use social media in breach of their Code of Conduct.
In the recent decision of Oaks Hotels & Resorts Ltd v Knauer & Ors¹, 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 & [...]
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 and similar institutions. The case involved a Plaintiff who was sexually [...]