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Hatton v Sutherland [2002]

In conjoined appeals for the finding of a claim of workplace stress against employers, the following requirements were established for a claim to succeed:

  • The mental injury must be a result of something beyond the usual stresses and strains of the job; an employer may assume an employer can cope with their job
  • An employer must have known of the circumstances initiating the claim
  • The claim must be reasonably foreseeable
  • The claim must be due to a breach of an employer’s duty
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