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Employer liable for stress-related illness

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    Walker v Northumberland County Council [1995] IRLR 35 HC (0 other reports)

In Walker v Northumberland County Council the High Court holds an employer liable for the psychiatric damage suffered by an employee after it failed to take reasonable steps to avert a second nervous breakdown.

John Walker worked as an area social services officer for Northumberland County Council from 1970 until 1988.