||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 329 (Oct)
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Schiemann, Scott Baker LJJ and Pumfrey J
||Paul Kirtley (instructed by Ford & Warren, Leeds) for the claimant.
||Richard Swain (instructed by Praxis Partners, Leeds) for the defendant.
||23 October 2002
Negligence - Standard of care - Employer - Employee being left in presence of psychiatric patient.
On the facts of the instant case, the defendant had exposed the claimant, one of its employees, to a needless risk by letting her remain in the presence of a psychiatric patient when it had been unnecessary, and accordingly had breached its duty of care towards her.
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