Employees witnessing accidents are owed no special duty of care
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Robertson and Rough (Pursuers/Reclaimers) v Forth Road Bridge Joint Board  IRLR 251 CS (0 other reports)
This case arises from an attempt to establish that an employer owes its employees a duty of care to avoid their psychiatric injury through their witnessing an accident. The decision of the Court of Session in Robertson and Rough v Forth Road Bridge Joint Board shows that the Scottish courts will be reluctant to extend this duty, and will tend towards a narrow view when deciding claims.