Claims for psychiatric injury in the workplace
[Updated article] There are a growing number of claims for psychiatric injury from employees who feel overworked and under supported (as well as being bullied or harassed) in the workplace.
Medical Malpractice Review
In this review of the year so far we look at some important legal decisions and developments impacting the healthcare sector and also highlight what we can still expect to come in 2020.
Return to work and risk assessments during COVID-19
For a successful return to work during COVID-19, employers have a duty to carry out a risk assessment, implement safe systems of work and to keep these under review. Our risk assessment flowchart sets out the key issues for employers to consider.
Clinical Trials and Tribulations
Clinical trials, by their very nature, involve an element of risk for both those undertaking or sponsoring the trial and those participating in it. We consider some key medico legal issues arising from compensation claims associated with such trials.
Rogue employees and data breaches – when is an employer liable?
Private health and social care
The Supreme Court has determined that an otherwise blameless employer should not be vicariously liable where a rogue employee stole HR information relating to colleagues, as part of a vendetta against his employer.