Intel Incorporation (UK) Ltd v Daw - employer liable for stress notwithstanding counselling - CA 7.2.07

In the leading case of Sutherland v Hatton the Court of Appeal said that "an employer who offers a confidential advice service, with referral to appropriate counselling or treatment services, is unlikely to be found in breach of duty". This case is an example of the fact that "unlikely" does not mean "impossible". In this case Intel provided a counselling service and the employee made use of it. Nevertheless the trial judge and now the Court of Appeal have held that, given the particular facts, an employee who suffered from stress at work was entitled to damages of £134,000.

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