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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7079.3b (Published 15 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3b-7079

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal widens the liability of an employer for acts ofracial discrimination at work. In its judgment on the case of a worker who suffered racial abuse from fellow employees, it ruled that employers are liable for such behaviour in the broad sense understood by the lay person as “in the course of employment” rather thanthe tighter definition of vicarious liability within common law. IDS Brief: employment lawand practice 581

January 1997 p 2. (Figure 1-3)

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