Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 366 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWCA Civ 173
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Kennedy, Longmore and Maurice Kay LJJ

Representation Allan Gore QC and Richard Davison (instructed by Lanyon Bowdler, Shrewsbury) for the claimant.
  James Dingemans QC and John Norman (instructed by Plexus Law) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 24 February 2005


Negligence - Duty of care - Psychiatric injury - Reasonable foreseeability - Alleged harassment by fellow employee - Vicarious liability of employers - , s 7.

The Case

On the evidence the judge had been correct to decide that the claimant had not shown that there was evidence that should have led him to conclude that the defendant employers foresaw or ought to have foreseen that a fellow employee might behave towards her in such a way as to cause her to suffer significant psychiatric injury.

Practice Areas

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