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Discriminatory Treatment Can Result in Costly Damage to Mental Health

Failing to take appropriate care when it comes to the mental health of employees can not only result in falling foul of employment law; it also comes with a risk of personal injury being inflicted. This was evidenced in an Employment Tribunal (ET) case brought by a woman whose mental health was broken down by the discriminatory treatment she endured from her employer. The woman was employed by a barrister, variously as a virtual legal assistant, personal assistant and office manager, for a…


Categories: Employment Law, Personal Injury, Employment Law for Employees, Employment Law for Employers,
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Health and Safety

£20 Million Settlement Achieved for Traumatised Grenfell Tower Firefighters

Personal injury claims brought by 114 firefighters who attended the Grenfell Tower fire have been settled for £20 million in the High Court. The claims were lodged for personal injury and loss caused by alleged negligence and breach of statutory duty. Amongst the defendants were the companies that made the combustible cladding for the building and designed and built the tower’s exterior refurbishment. Other defendants included the London Fire Commissioner and the Royal Borough of Kensington and…


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Health and Safety

UK Road Accident Record Placed in the Spotlight

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has called for the government to commit to publishing a new road safety strategy for England, in the light of recent statistics that point to ‘a dramatic lack of UK road safety progress over the last decade’. The RoSPA has highlighted figures from the World Health Organisation’s Global Status Report on Road Safety for 2023, along with its own analysis of recent road safety statistics, which indicate that numbers of road fatalities and…


Categories: Health and Safety, Personal Injury, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence,
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Employment Law

Work From Home Dispute Raises Key Issue for the Modern Workplace

As the employment landscape continues to shift in the post-pandemic era, employees and employers can find themselves at odds when it comes to expectations of flexible and remote working. The issue was brought to light at Employment Tribunal (ET) proceedings centred on a woman’s request to work from home. The woman had been employed by a financial regulator since 2005. Her initial contract indicated that her normal place of work would be at a physical office location. This changed in early 2020…


Categories: Employment Law, Employment Law for Employees, Employment Law for Employers,
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General

Allergy Rules Should Be Tightened for Restaurants, Says FSA

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is urging the government to make it compulsory for restaurants to print allergy information on menus, in a bid to better inform consumers and limit the risk of extreme allergic reactions. There is currently no legal requirement for businesses to make allergens known to customers in print, although FSA guidance recommends they do this. In an effort to mobilise the hospitality sector into listing allergens on menus, the FSA now wants written information to be a…


Categories: General, General Legal News, Health and Safety, Personal Injury,
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General

Industrial Accident Victim Receives £350,000 in Compensation

Despite rigorous health and safety improvements over the years, industrial accidents are still not as rare as they could be. However, as a High Court case showed, it is a personal injury lawyer’s mission in life to expose negligence and ensure that victims are justly compensated. The case concerned a middle-aged plant operator whose left arm was crushed as he attempted to retrieve a piece of metal that had become caught in a heavy machine. He needed extensive skin grafts and underwent a…


Categories: General, Health and Safety, Personal Injury,
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