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Employer's knowledge determines stress case

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    Willans v Reckitt & Colman plc 2 July 2000 County Court (0 other reports)

In Willans v Reckitt & Colman plc (case no. DE 702 680, 2 July 2000), a county court awards a factory supervisor £55,383 for a stress-induced psychiatric illness. The case is believed to be the first - although now not the only - successful court action against a company, rather than an institutional body such as a council. The court reduced Willans's damages by 20% for his contributory negligence in trying to hide his illness and failing fully to inform his employers.