Depression

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  • Stress management

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated with information on trends in stress management.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 June 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors and Chris McAvoy, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case of the week: Negligence

    Date:
    11 May 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers negligence.

  • Subjective answers are sufficient in health questionnaires, High Court rules

    Date:
    1 August 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The High Court decision in Cheltenham Borough Council v Laird highlights the importance of both the wording of pre-employment health questionnaires and their administration.

  • Liability for damages: Employer liable for suicide of employee who suffered workplace injury

    Date:
    11 June 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Corr (administratix of the estate of Thomas Corr (deceased)) v IBC Vehicles Ltd [2008] UKHL 13, the House of Lords held that the employer of a man who was injured at work and, as a consequence, suffered severe depression that led to suicide, was liable under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 for loss attributable to his suicide.

  • Occupational health referral decides stress case

    Date:
    1 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Unwin v West Sussex County Council, a teacher whose depression was exacerbated by a short period of negligent treatment by her employers wins limited damages.

  • Judge dismisses "quaint" defence in stress claim

    Date:
    1 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Witham v Hastings and Rother NHS Trust, a former ward sister wins High Court damages after her nursing career was cut short by anxiety and depression caused by occupational stress.

  • Suicide victim's family loses stress damages claim

    Date:
    1 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In McDonald/Cross v Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Scottish Outer House Court of Session dismisses a compensation claim from the family of a man who committed suicide due to work pressures.

  • Disciplinary-related stress not pensionable injury

    Date:
    1 May 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Commissioner of Police v Stunt, the Court of Appeal has rejected a retired police officer's injury pension claim on the basis that his disabling depressive condition was caused not by his police duties but by the strain of undergoing disciplinary proceedings.

  • Depressed and victimised policeman wins pension

    Date:
    1 October 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In R v Dr Kellam, ex parte South Wales Police Authority and Milton, the High Court says a former police inspector is entitled to an ill-health pension for depression caused partly by victimisation at work.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee health (depression).