Chris Cook is partner and head of employment and Keely Rushmore is senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
The law on health and safety consultation, first aid, employers' liability insurance, the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (RIDDOR), and safety signs and signals.
Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
The Government consults on proposals to improve the circumstances of people who need to trace employers' liability insurance policies to obtain compensation for an accident that occurred during their employment.
In an important test case, Bernadone v Pall Mall Services Group, Haringey NHS Trust and others, an NHS trust has been held liable for an employee's industrial injury even though she was not employed by it when she was hurt.
In Rutherford v Radio Rentals Ltd, the Court of Session holds that to give effect to an employer's contractual obligation to provide personal accident insurance for its employees, it may be necessary to imply a further term that the employer must make a payment to any employee who qualifies under the terms of the insurance policy referred to in the contract. The employer cannot discharge its obligations merely by relying on a refusal by the insurance company to honour the policy.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety insurance.