|Document ID (ISN)||65581|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||Earnshaw J., Cooper C.L.
||Employee stress litigation: The UK experience
||Oct.-Dec. 1994, Vol.8, No.4, p.287-295. 16 ref.
||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.
||United Kingdom; criminal liability; workmen's compensation; mental stress
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Criminal liability in OSH