A model form to record asbestos assessments.
In Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd and others, and related cases, the House of Lords holds that, where it is established that successive employers had each failed in their duty of care to protect an employee from contracting a disease during his or her employment with them, but it cannot be proved which particular employment had caused the damage complained of, each employer could be held liable in damages for the breach.
The House of Lords has overturned the Court of Appeal decision last December in the test cases of Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd and related cases.
The Law Lords have re-opened the door to compensation claims for asbestos-related disease. But how far-reaching will the ruling be?
Earlier reports that the floodgates for litigation would open following the Law Lords' ruling on victims of mesothelioma may well prove to have been exaggerated.
An explanation of employers' liability in cases of employee illnesses contracted through exposure to asbestos.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to hazardous substances (asbestos).