Presented by Jayne Adams QC and Tom Panton, this webinar covered employers’ liability for psychiatric injuries caused by work-related stress. It reviewed long-established principles in relation to foreseeability, duty of care, and breach of duty, analyse recent developments, and consider how the law in this complex and ever-changing area might cope with claims arising from the challenges of COVID19.


  • The employer’s duty of care in relation to work-related stress
  • Foreseeability of psychiatric injury
  • Breach of duty – the Hatton criteria updated and revisited
  • Psychiatric injury caused by stress at work – diagnosis, causation, multi-factorial causation, acceleration and apportionment

To view the recording of this webinar, please click here.