PHD DEFENCE: BÉATRICE SCHÜTTE

Employer’s Liability – Quo Vadis? A Comparative Analysis of National Laws and the Proposal of a Normative Standard

12.05.2014 | Tine Bagger Christiansen

Dato tir 03 jun
Tid 13:00 15:00
Sted Lecture hall 011, building 1324 Aarhus University

Legal harmonisation for the field of employer’s liability is relevant with regard to the free movement of workers, the free movement of services and the protection of the weaker party.

So far, attempts on harmonising tort law in Europe have mostly been made by means of academic frameworks. Actual harmonisation on EU level is limited to product liability.

The Ph.D. dissertation, contains a comparative analysis of national laws on the employer’s (vicarious) liability for torts committed by employees and of the rules on the employee’s personal liability as well as a proposal of a normative standard regarding how those fields could be ideally dealt with. In this context, normative standard means a set of criteria that could be suitable to clarify the requirements of the above mentioned fields of liability.

The assessment committee:
Professor Lena Sisula-Tulokas, Helsinki University, Finland
Professor, Dr.jur. Vibe Ulfbeck, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor (mso) René Franz Henschel, Aarhus University, Denmark
with René Franz Henschel as chairman of the assessment committee.

After the defence the Department of Law will host a reception - building 1414, room 311.

Everyone is welcome.

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