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Document ID (ISN)65581
CIS number 95-2316
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Earnshaw J., Cooper C.L.
Title Employee stress litigation: The UK experience
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1994, Vol.8, No.4, p.287-295. 16 ref.
Abstract The extent to which stress-induced illness can be regarded as a personal injury that could give rise to civil action for damages against employers in the United Kingdom is examined. Results of a brief survey of personal injury solicitors indicates that claims are already being initiated by employees who allege that they have suffered a stress-induced illness. Consideration is given to the hurdles that litigants will have to surmount, such as proving that their condition is work-related and that their employer was at fault, and what employers can do to protect themselves from such claims or to defend them successfully.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; criminal liability; workmen's compensation; mental stress
Descriptors (secondary) medico-legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Workers' compensation
Criminal liability in OSH