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Duties of care: Employee's workload and treatment were not reasonably foreseeable sources of injury

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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 14.12.00 High Court. The employer should not have foreseen any greater susceptibility to injury from pressures of work than that which would have been expected of it in the case of anyone else it employed as a senior manager. Nor was the line manager's behaviour such as to give rise to a reasonably foreseeable cause of injury to the claimant.