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Vicarious Liability for Employee Theft: Muddling Vicarious Liability for Conversion with Non-Delegable Duties

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JournalLloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly
DatePublished - 2011
Volume2011
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)172-178
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Assesses the Court of Appeal decision in Brink's Global Services Inc v Igrox Ltd on whether an employer was vicariously liable to a third party for the theft of its property by an employee or whether this liability only arose if the employer had undertaken a duty to the third party that had been delegated to the employee. Considers whether there had been an insufficient nexus between the employment and the theft since the employer had merely given the employee the opportunity to steal. Suggests that the defendant's liability should have been based on a direct non-delegable duty.

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  • vicarious liability, tort

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