Employer liability for death by suicide or stress and overwork in the workplace.
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MIDDLEMISS, S., 2009. Employer liability for death by suicide or stress and overwork in the workplace. Juridical Review: The Law Journal of the Scottish Universities, Part 4, pp. 245-263.
This article deals with the complex problem of determining the liability of an employer under the law of delict for death by suicide at work (resulting from workplace causes) or death of an employee caused by stress or overwork. It will concentrate of the evidential problems for the executors associated with bringing a legal claim on this basis and analyse how cases in Scotland and in England and Wales have clarified the law. The liability of employers under the criminal law for death of an employee caused by stress or overwork or by suicide at work will also be considered particularly in light of recent changes to statute law increasing liability of employers for death at work.