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01 April 2005
Two cases in the Court of Appeal have given us some guidance on how courts will allow an employee suffering from a stress-related illness to use the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 to succeed in a claim.
The claimant managed to fall out of a second floor hotel window. He brought proceedings under the Occupiers Liability Act arguing that the height from the floor to the base of the window opening was 750mm, less than the 800mm required by good practice; he also argued that all windows above ground level out of which someone could fall should have bars or limiters.
Travel injury cases often seem more interesting than those that happen at home. This one is no exception.
The claimant’s partner died in a road traffic accident.
As from 1st April, Sections 100 and 101 of the Courts Act come into operation
This comes into force on 6th April 2005. It brings about the introduction of the much heralded no fault compensation scheme.