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Recruitment: Employer's doctor owed no duty of care to prospective employee

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    Kapfunde v Abbey National plc and Daniel [1998] IRLR 583 CA (0 other reports)

A doctor retained by an employer to carry out medical assessments of its prospective employees owes no duty of care to those prospective employees in carrying out and reporting the conclusions of such assessments to the employer, holds the Court of Appeal in Kapfunde v Abbey National plc and Daniel [1998] IRLR 583. Dismissing a claim for economic loss on grounds of alleged negligent mis-statement, the Court says that any duty of care was owed instead to the employer who commissioned the report.