Stress at work: personal injuries were reasonably forseeable
Resource type: Legal Update: archive
Published on 24-Jan-2007
England, Scotland, Wales
In Hiles v South Gloucestershire NHS Primary Care Trust the High Court held that Ms Hiles had suffered injury to her health as a result of forseeable stress at work. The High Court awarded Ms Hiles, a health visitor who had worked for her employer for only two and a half years, almost £62,000 in damages. She suffered a complete nervous breakdown after bursting into tears during her performance review.