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  • Date:
    1 July 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Niki Walker, managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard, details the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    1 September 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Court of Appeal sets new date of knowledge on noise-induced hearing loss

    In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeal ruled that January 1978 should be the date from which employers may be statutorily liable for noise-induced hearing loss caused by exposure to noise below 90dB(A).

  • Date:
    1 August 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Appeal judges lower dB(A) levels for hearing damages

    Howard Fidderman looks at a Court of Appeal judgment that shows why a literal adherence to official guidance may not always be enough.

  • Date:
    10 March 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Stress: Employer's liability for psychiatric injury

    In Dickins v O2 plc [2009] IRLR 58 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the employer was liable for damages for the employee's work-related psychiatric injury because its response to her obviously mounting stress was inadequate.

  • Date:
    1 March 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Slough case will help workers claim compensation for work-related stress

    Howard Fidderman reports on a Court of Appeal decision that should help workers claiming compensation for work-related stress.

  • Date:
    1 February 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Court of Appeal upholds full damages award following work-related mental breakdown

    In Dickins v O2 plc [2008] EWCA (Civ) 1144, the Court of Appeal holds that a county court judge had not erred in finding an employer liable to pay damages to an employee who suffered a breakdown as a result of stress at work.

  • Date:
    22 October 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Dickins v O2 Plc

    The Court of Appeal has upheld a county court decision to award damages for psychiatric injury due to excessive work-related stress.

  • Date:
    8 November 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Deadman v Bristol City Council

    In Deadman v Bristol City Council [2007] EWCA Civ 822 CA, the Court of Appeal has held that an employer was not liable for personal injury caused to an employee by its failure to deal correctly with an allegation of harassment against him.

  • Date:
    21 August 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Work-induced stress

    This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers dismissal following work-induced stress.

  • Date:
    22 May 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: Employers' liability for accidents

    This week's case of the week, provided by Matthew Arnold & Baldwin, covers employers' liability for accidents.