Case note : Keegan v Sussan Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd

Stickley, Amanda P. (2014) Case note : Keegan v Sussan Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd. Australian Civil Liability, 11(6), pp. 66-68.

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Abstract

A recent decision of the Queensland Supreme Court highlights that merely having a policy in a workplace is not sufficient in itself – the policy must be implemented and followed if an employer wishes to establish that it is not in breach of its duty of care owed to employees. In Keegan v Sussan Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd an employee successfully sued in negligence for her psychiatric injury caused by her employer’s failure to follow its bullying and harassment policy.

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ID Code: 75128
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: negligence, employer duty, psychiatric injury
ISSN: 1449-6127
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 LexisNexis
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2014 01:13
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 16:46

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