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Defamation by an employee against another employee in the

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defamation by an employee against another employee in the course of work and about work...if I sue both, should it be on separate writs? Sorry, also what grounds would the employer be if it was the individual acting in employment (the emails were sent to others who also repeated it)?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

It would normally be in the one Writ. The reason the employer could be liable is that under Scots law an employer can be found vicariously liable for the negligent actings of its employee acting in the course of employment. So it's the same as a personal injury sustained at work: the employer can be liable if the employee caused injury to another person.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

This link might help: http://m.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3715

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
than k you