Mr A M Mohamud (in substitution for Mr A Mohamud (deceased)) v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKSC 11
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Vicarious Liability; Workplace Violence; In the Course of Employment

The UK Supreme Court has decided a second case this week related to an employer's vicarious liability for the actions of its employees. This case of Mr Mohamud, now deceased, is a harrowing case of a Somali man who pulled up to a petrol station run by Morrison Supermarkets and asked for some documents to be printed off from a USB stick. The Morrison's employee, a Mr Khan, subjected the appellant to a torrent of abuse, followed him to his car, and assaulted him. Could the employer be held liable for the actions of Mr Khan, which were extreme and certainly not part of his duties or job description? 

The trial judge, according to the UKSC, found that, "In a detailed and impressive

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This article is correct at 22/04/2016

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