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  • Harassment/employer's liability: Employers may be vicariously liable under 'stalking' legislation

    Date:
    22 September 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Majrowski v Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Trust [2006] IRLR 695 HL, the House of Lords holds that under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 employers will be vicariously liable for harassment committed by employees acting in the course of their employment.

  • Liability for damages: Negligent employer liable for employee's suicide

    Date:
    8 September 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Corr v IBC Vehicles [2006] EWCA Civ 331 CA, the Court of Appeal holds that the widow of a man who committed suicide when severely depressed as a result of injuries sustained in a workplace accident was entitled to recover damages under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976

  • Health and safety/maternity rights: 'Avoiding risk' to new and expectant mothers

    Date:
    7 July 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    In New Southern Railway Ltd v Quinn [2006] IRLR 606 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that an employer's duty to take steps to "avoid" risk to a pregnant woman means that the risk should be reduced to its lowest acceptable level - not that it must be removed completely.

  • Vicarious liability: Nightclub alone responsible for doorman's assault

    Date:
    2 June 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Hawley v Luminar Leisure and others [2006] EWCA Civ 18 CA, the Court of Appeal holds that responsibility for controlling a worker passed to his "temporary deemed employer", and it was unsuccessful in its attempt to persuade the court to make a finding of dual vicarious liability.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 April 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Joe Glavina, of Addleshaw Goddard outlines the latest legal rulings and explains what you need to do to avoid tribunals.

  • Case round-up: Vicarious liability

    Date:
    21 February 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering vicarious liability.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 February 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Bess Sturman and Richard Port of Addleshaw Goddard outline the latest legal rulings and explain what you need to know to avoid tribunals.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Regulations fix or determine the fees payable to an applicant to, in most cases, the Health and Safety Executive, in respect of various applications, including, for example, approval under the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and licences under the Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 1983.

  • Don't bury head in the sand over stress

    Date:
    13 December 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal decision in Mark Hone v Six Continents Retail Ltd shows that, in stress cases, whether or not the employer has any knowledge of the employee's mental or physical health and medical history is no longer so important.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Regulations update and replace the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004. They fix or determine the fees payable to an applicant to, in most cases, the Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland, in respect of various applications, including, for example, approval under the Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1984.

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