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Under criminal law what health and safety duties does an employer owe to its employees?
What is the basis for the prosecution of an organisation under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007?
Under common law what are an employer's health and safety duties to its employees?
Yes. Employees have a criminal law duty to
take reasonable care to avoid injury either to themselves or to anyone else
through their work activities, and to cooperate with their employer and others
in meeting statutory requirements. In addition, they must not interfere with or
misuse anything provided for the purpose of protecting their health and safety.
Employees are also required under common law to take steps to look after
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