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High Court clears employer of vicarious liability in unusual workplace incident


13 September 2023

Last month, the High Court handed down a decision in the case of CCIG Investments Pty Ltd v Schokman [2023].

The court found that the employer, CCIG Investments, was not vicariously liable for the actions of an employee who accidentally urinated on another worker while that other worker was asleep in their shared accommodation.

Cooper Grace Ward represented the employer (and WorkCover Queensland) in this matter.

In the pre-recorded webinar video below, WorkCover Queensland Senior Lawyer, Tim Loos, sits down with Chris Murphy, Special Counsel at Cooper Grace Ward and the solicitor who acted on the claim, to discuss the details of the case and to delve further into vicarious liability and its relevance for employers.

Please note, the information shared by WorkCover Queensland and Chris Murphy during this pre-recorded webinar is generic and should not be considered as legal advice.