This is a preview. To continue reading please log in or Register to read this article

Employees witnessing accidents are owed no special duty of care

This report relates to 1 case(s)

  • expand disabled

    Robertson and Rough (Pursuers/Reclaimers) v Forth Road Bridge Joint Board [1995] 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.