Law Society Publications 2003, 208 s. ISBN: 1853288373
Bogomtale fra forlaget.
Workplace stress is a key occupational
health issue for many businesses and the legal position is complex, covering
many different areas of law and practice.
This comprehensive text provides practitioners with an overview of all the
various legal issues involved and offers practical guidance on how to advise
clients. It uses case studies and checklists to explain in a practical style
every aspect of this difficult area.
New developments covered include:
- employers’ liability and negligence,
with particular emphasis on the recent Court of Appeal decision in Hatton v
- the interrelation between stress and disability
- the relevance of general employment law issues such as
- replacing claims based on "overwork" with more
sustainable claims based on bullying.
The extensive hands-on experience of the authors make this essential reading
for both legal and human resource professionals.
Workplace stress can be a legal and managerial minefield and,
with stress claims of all types on the increase, it is now more important than
ever for employers to minimize the risk of liability by managing stress-related
illnesses appropriately. This text provides practitioners with a comprehensive
overview of the various legal issues involved with claims arising from
stress-related illness. It offers practical guidance on how to advise clients
for whom workplace stress is an issue. New developments covered include:
employers' liability and negligence, with particular emphasis on the Court of
Appeal decision in Hatton versus Sutherland; the likely future impact of health
and safety legislation; the interrelationship between stress and disability
discrimination; general employment law issues such as constructive dismissal;
and replacing claims based on "overwork" with more sustainable claims based on
bullying. Written by experienced litigation and employment lawyers, "Workplace
Stress" should prove useful reading for both legal and human resource