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Employer liability for death by suicide or stress and overwork in the workplace.

Middlemiss, Sam

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Sam Middlemiss



Abstract

This article deals with the complex problem of determining the liability of an employer under the law of delict for death by suicide at work (resulting from workplace causes) or death of an employee caused by stress or overwork. It will concentrate of the evidential problems for the executors associated with bringing a legal claim on this basis and analyse how cases in Scotland and in England and Wales have clarified the law. The liability of employers under the criminal law for death of an employee caused by stress or overwork or by suicide at work will also be considered particularly in light of recent changes to statute law increasing liability of employers for death at work.

Citation

MIDDLEMISS, S. 2009. Employer liability for death by suicide or stress and overwork in the workplace. Juridical review, 2009(4), pages 245-263.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2009
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 2009
Publication Date Dec 31, 2009
Deposit Date May 22, 2014
Publicly Available Date May 22, 2014
Journal Juridical review
Print ISSN 0022-6785
Publisher Thomson Reuters
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2009
Issue 4
Pages 245-263
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/980

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