Barber v Somerset County Council [2004] IRLR 475 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Case round up

    Date:
    1 June 2004

    Our resident experts at Pinsents bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them

  • Barber v Somerset County Council

    Date:
    1 June 2004

    In Barber v Somerset County Council [2004] IRLR 475 HL, the House of Lords held that the Court of Appeal had erred in allowing the employers' appeal against the finding of the judge in the County Court that the employers were liable for the claimant teacher's psychiatric illness brought about by the stresses and pressures of his workload.

  • Lords uphold Barber stress appeal

    Date:
    1 May 2004

    The House of Lords has upheld an appeal by former teacher Leon Alan Barber against a Court of Appeal decision in 2002 that quashed the damages he had been awarded for stress. The Lords awarded Barber £72,547.

  • Lords remind employers of stress duties

    Date:
    1 May 2004

    The House of Lords has overturned the decision in one of the four cases that made up the landmark Court of Appeal Sutherland judgment on work-related stress.

  • Case round-up: liability for stress; and contract workers

    Date:
    27 April 2004

    This week's case round-up by Eversheds, covering: employers' liability for work-related stress; and employment status of contract workers.