In Willans v Reckitt & Colman plc, 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.
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.
In Greatorex v Greatorex, Motor Insurers' Bureau and Pope, the High Court holds that a victim of self-inflicted injuries does not owe a duty of care to a third party not to cause him or her psychiatric injury.
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.
In Levy v Allied Dunbar Assurance plc, the High Court in London rejects a claim for damages for work-related stress brought by a former Allied Dunbar employee.
An employer was not in breach of its duty of care to a senior manager who claimed that he became ill because the employer put him under unreasonable pressure at work, and because of the oppressive behaviour of his line manager towards him, holds the High Court in Levy v Allied Dunbar Assurance plc.
Nothing that an employer's management did was, or ought to have been, perceived by them as a potential cause of the depressive disorder that an employee developed, which had been caused by stress at work over a period of time, holds the Outer House, Court of Session in Fraser v State Hospitals Board for Scotland.
In McBride v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, the High Court rules that an off-duty nurse who helped those injured and dying in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster is entitled to compensation for the psychiatric illness resulting from witnessing the horrors of that day.
In Ramwell v Tesco Stores plc, a county court dismisses a former Tesco employee's claim for damages for a nervous breakdown.
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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