CCIG Investments Pty Ltd v Schokman [2023] HCA 21

On 2 August 2023, the High Court of Australia overturned an appeal from the Queensland Court of Appeal to find the employer was not vicariously liable for an employee’s tortious act, which occurred in employer-provided shared accommodation.

In Schokman, the High Court considered that the mere opportunity for an act was an insufficient connection to employment to establish vicarious liability.

In this article, Cassandra Wills and Shivanthi Urban explain how the Schokman decision provides guidance in cases where there is an introduction of the relevant parties through employment, but where the tortious act occurs outside of that employment.

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