Employment related torts

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Author: David Christie, Proactive Employment Lawyers
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The introduction of statements of fitness for work - commonly referred to as `fit notes' - has changed the landscape of sickness absence management in the UK.
Author: Susan Belgrave, 9 Gough Square
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The Court of Appeal has extended the concept of vicarious liability further than previous case law in a manner that is legally and morally coherent. Maga v Trustees of the Birmingham Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church required a close analysis of challenging legal issues, which arise from murky historical allegations of child sex abuse, in this case, by a Catholic priest. Susan Belgrave examines the important principles identified in relation to vicarious liability and negligence
Author: Philip Mead, Old Square Chambers
Resource type: Lecture Notes
Author: Piers Leigh-Pollitt, Doyle Clayton
Resource type: ELA Briefing
With the recession biting down hard, jobs are hard to come by. Can we blame people who want to airbrush out of their history certain events that don't show them in the best light?
Author: Peter Linstead, Tanfield Chambers
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Too many people believe that work is bad for their health and should be avoided until a sick employee is 100 per cent fit, according to Dame Carol Black's report last year on the health of Britain's working age population.
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The Court of Appeal's decision in Dickins v O2 plc brought into sharp focus the question of how employers should respond to stress in their workforces. As Bruce Gardiner suggested in the December 2008 ELA Briefing, there is now a sense in which all instances of work-related stress require some form of management intervention. David Christie considers some of the interventions that have been the subject of judicial comment over the past few years.
Author: Harriet Kimball, College of Law
Resource type: Lecture Notes
Author: Bruce Gardiner, 2 Temple Gardens
Resource type: ELA Briefing
In Dickins v O2, a judgment handed down on 16 October, the Court of Appeal has upheld the trial judge's decision to award the claimant damages for injury caused by occupational stress, purporting to apply the guidance given in Hatton v Sutherland.
Author: News from the IDS Employment Law Team
Resource type: IDS Bulletins
The House of Lords, in Corr (Administratrix of the Estate of T. Corr (deceased)) v IBC Vehicles Ltd, have upheld the Court of Appeal’s finding that an employer was liable under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 for the suicide of an employee who suffered from severe depression having being seriously injured in a work accident.
Author: Stephen Hardy, Chambers of John Hand QC Manchester
Resource type: ELA Briefing
This year sees the repeal of the statutory procedures recommended by the Gibbons review.
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