Occupational Stress Claims in England, the USA and the Antipodes

Posted: 16 Aug 2012 Last revised: 21 Aug 2014

Sarah A. Hinchliffe

College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: July 27, 2012

Abstract

This article examines how the English courts have responded to occupational stress claims, and compares this response to the equivalent Australian law and American Federal Law. It outlines the approach of the courts to claims arising in tort and contract respectively and concludes that the Australian, American and English legal systems have some way to go in order to present themselves as favorable to employees in this context.

Keywords: Health Law, Torts, Occupational Stress

JEL Classification: K10, K13, K19, K20, K29, K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Hinchliffe, Sarah A., Occupational Stress Claims in England, the USA and the Antipodes (July 27, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2130709

Sarah A. Hinchliffe (Contact Author)

College of William and Mary - Mason School of Business ( email )

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