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Similarly in Lister v Hesley Hall Ltd [2002] 1 AC 215 the defendant company, who ran a local authority childrens’ home, was held vicariously liable for sexual abuse committed by one of its employees, a house father. Lord Steyn stated that the correct approach when determining this issue ‘is to concentrate on the relative closeness of the connection between the nature of the employment and the particular tort.’ In this case, the warden’s torts were so closely connected with his employment that it was held to be fair and just to hold the employer vicariously liable.
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