Injuries in the workplace: an end to strict liability for employers
By Ron Reid
The House of Lords has introduced legislation to remove the ‘strict liability’ provisions that mean that companies are automatically liable, regardless of fault, for certain injuries in the workplace.
Individuals will now be required to prove negligence on the company’s behalf before being able to pursue a claim.
Removing strict liability for civil damages under some existing health and safety regulations was one of numerous recommendations made by Prof Ragnar Löfsted of King’s College London in his 2011 independent review of health and safety laws…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Shoosmiths briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Shoosmiths
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Shoosmiths
These days, it seems as if every passing week brings with it a new story in the press about the legal risks of engaging with social media.
It is important to know what changes have been made to the statutory regime for succession to a tenancy when a tenant dies.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Compliance and corporate governance codes for large financial institutions will undoubtedly include provisions to regulate high pay in the future
There’s more to the ABS model than attracting the man in the street and procuring external investment. Partners at the big corporate firms, take note…