Corporate manslaughter act: new guidelines set £500k floor on fines

Wanambwa, Edward
December 2009
People Management;12/3/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 25, p37
The article reports that Great Britain's Sentencing Advisory Panel had issued new guidelines on Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. The guidelines impose fines which will be seldom below 500,000 British pounds and allow the conviction of organisations which will publicise the offence in their websites. They also explain that an organisation is guilty of corporate manslaughter if it organises activities in a way that it causes death and amounts to a gross breach of duty of care owed to the deceased.


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