||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 27 (Apr)
|| Lexis Citation 20
||Queen's Bench Division
John Leighton Williams QC
||12 March 2012
Negligence - Duty to take care - Employer - Claimant bringing claim for damages for psychiatric injuries allegedly caused by harassment and bullying at work - Whether treatment constituting harassment - Whether employer negligent - .
Negligence Duty to take care. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the claimant's claim for damages for psychiatric injuries allegedly caused by harassment and bullying by a work colleague held, inter alia, that the evidence did not justify a finding of breach of the relevant provision of the ; the absence of reasonable grounds for foreseeing injury to health had been fatal to the claim in negligence; and the operating cause or causes of the claimant's breakdown and depression had not the colleague's conduct but a condition which had developed due to other causes.
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