Stress, Bullying and Harassment Claims: Spotting the problems and avoiding the pitfalls

Posted: 27/03/2018

2 Temple Gardens,
Middle Temple Lane,

4th November 2018

Cost: Free
CPD: 1.5 hours

Bruce Gardiner will discuss how far recent caselaw has lowered the thresholds for liability for common law stress claims first explained in Hatton v Sutherland [2002] ICR 613. How proactive should employers now be at identifying potential signs of stress through risk assessments or return to work interviews? How readily will Courts characterise management errors as negligent breaches of duty? And should Courts still expect defendants to pay for psychiatric injuries in full as suggested in Dickins v O2, given the Court of Appeal’s latest approach BAE Systems v Konczak [2018] ICR 1?

Helen Bell will examine the latest cases brought under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. In what situations has harassment been held to exist and liability imposed? When will a claim under this statute succeed where a common law claim may not? And can express and implied terms in the employment contract help a claimant to succeed where other routes may fail?

We would be delighted if you could join us. We will start promptly at 6pm. The seminar will last about 1 hour and will be followed by drinks and canapés at 7pm.

This is a free event which qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours.

If you wish to attend this event please respond to Deborah Francis at


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