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Stress and Foreseeability of the Damage Done

We at SCE have always received a large amount of queries relating to work related stress claims from employees that believe the events leading to their Employment Tribunal claim have inflicted psychiatric injury upon them. While we are not personal injury lawyers and so do not act in such matters, plainly there is a very clear overlap between the two areas of the law.

The threshold for proving such claims however is extremely high, being centred in the main around the concept of foreseeability on the part of an employer. While many employees then may feel that they have been put to undue stress at work, turning such an accusation into a viable case against an employer is difficult to do.

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