Vicarious liability

by Australian Human Rights Commission | Guide/Tool
Information on the meaning of vicarious liability and how it applies in the discrimination context

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Employers can be held legally responsible for acts of discrimination or harassment that occur in the workplace or in connection with a person’s employment.

This is known as vicarious liability.

This guide provides information about vicarious liability for employers and steps to prevent workplace discrimination and harassment.