In Eastwood and another v Magnox Electric plc; McCabe v Cornwall County Council and others, the House of Lords holds that, in cases where psychiatric injury is alleged to have been caused by acts of the employer committed prior to, and separately from the act of dismissal itself, a cause of action will exist at common law for damages.
The House of Lords has ruled on common law claims for pre-dismissal injury and the recovery of non-economic loss in unfair dismissal cases.
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