Zdenek Hrdlicka v Andrew Best Roof Limited

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline, Health and Safety
Issues covered: negligence proceedings (not vicarious liability)

This article looks at Zdenek Hrdlicka v Andrew Best Roof Limited, a case in which an employee who was assaulted by a colleague issued negligence proceedings (not vicarious liability) against his employer.

Case Name and Reference: Zdenek Hrdlicka v Andrew Best Roof Limited [2016] IE HC 354
Court or Tribunal:  High Court
Jurisdiction/Subject Matter: Assault at work – employer negligence.
Date of Judgment: Cross J, 24th June 2016


Mr Hrdlicka (“the Plaintiff”) is a carpenter from the Czech Republic who was employed with Andrew Best Roof Limited (“the Defendant”). The Plaintiff alleges he was assaulted by a fellow employee, Z in December 2013. He was hit by a hammer

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This article is correct at 16/08/2016

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