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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2021, 4(10); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2021.041007.

The impact of common law on workers with stressful jobs


Peilu Liu

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Peilu Liu

Durham University, Shandong, China


Critically evaluate, in relation to the common law duty of care, the liability of employers with regard to employees who have suffered illness due to workplace stress. Does the inherently stressful nature of some jobs (e.g. paramedic) make a difference to employer liability for workplace stress.


Common law, civil litigation

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Peilu Liu. The impact of common law on workers with stressful jobs. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 10: 29-30. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2021.041007.


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