Retrospective suing for companies that injure the employees

Retrospective suing for companies that injure the employees
13 July 2015 ARENZ
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Did you know that in Australia and the UK companies are being sued for negligence for not providing respiratory protection to their employees ?who became ill 20 to 30 years?later. This is even after staff have left the culpable employer.?If case law is anything to go by then it is possible this could possibly happen here.

If you are working in an enclosed environment with friable asbestos you should be wearing positive air respirators. Check out the old guidelines which clearly spells this out.

Don’t be seen as a company that takes all minimally practicable steps to protect their staff.?The current law is to take all practicable steps so the onus is on you.

Yes I know you can sue, but think what may happen in the future when the costs escalate against ACC.

Interesting articles. The first one is a legal case against ACC which spells out the costs against ACC.

 

http://www.jmlaw.co.nz/news_asbestos_win.html

http://lawgovpol.com/case-study-james-hardie-and-asbestos/

 

 

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