TITLE

STAY ON THE SAFE SIDE OF NEW LAW

AUTHOR(S)
Leckie, David; Fraser, Jane
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
People Management;8/9/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 16, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 in Great Britain. Under the new law, which applies across the country, an organisation will be guilty of corporate manslaughter (corporate homicide in Scotland) where a fatality was caused by a "gross breach" of a duty of care and the handling of the organisation's activities by senior management contributed substantially to the breach. The new law will make a considerable difference to employers' accountability for heath and safety.
ACCESSION #
26324870

 

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