Doctrine Of Common Employment

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Definition: Doctrine Of Common Employment




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The case of Priestly v Fowler (1837) established that an employer could not be vicariously liable to his own employees, for the torts of other employees. This principle became known as the doctrine of common employment, and survived until it was abolished by the law reform personal injuries act (1948).


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Doctrine Of Common Employment are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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