PI/Clinical Negligence: Under harassment
Brian Langstaff QC argues that, as tort and employment law continue to converge, some injury claims can also be brought in the employment tribunal
An employee who suffers a psychiatric injury as a result of unreasonable stress at work may have a cause of action against his employer. According to the Court of Appeal in Hatton v Sutherland, this will be determined on the ordinary principles applicable to cases of employer’s liability. But the judgment also creates some qualifications to those ordinary principles, which do not apply in the general run of employer’s liability cases.
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