Defence against claim for occupational stress caused by harassment at work
Produced in partnership with Catriona Stirling of Cloisters Chambers
Defence against claim for occupational stress caused by harassment at work

The following PI & Clinical Negligence precedent Produced in partnership with Catriona Stirling of Cloisters Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Defence against claim for occupational stress caused by harassment at work

IN THE COUNTY COURT AT [insert]

Claim No. [insert claim number]

  1. [Mr A B]        Claimant

  1. -and-

  1. [C D PLC]        Defendant

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Defence

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    1. 1

      Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of the Particulars of Claim are admitted.

    1. 2

      Paragraph 4 of the Particulars of Claim is admitted, save that it is denied that the letter from the Claimant’s General Practitioner dated 15 November 2013 stated that his condition had improved over the past year. The letter stated that the Claimant had last received treatment for anxiety and depression during 2007, that he had made a complete recovery, and that his anxiety and depression was unlikely to recur.

    1. 3

      Paragraph 5 of the Particulars of Claim is admitted.

    1. 4

      It is denied that on 15 January 2014, another employee of the Defendant made a complaint of bullying and harassment by [insert name, eg Mr Bloggs]. On [insert date, eg 18 January 2014], an employee wrote to [insert name, eg Mr Jones] stating that he had worked two hours of extra overtime that week but [Mr Bloggs] had failed to ensure that he was paid for this. The letter did not make any allegation of bullying and harassment. [Mr Bloggs] accepted that he had made an error and the employee received the extra payment the following week.

    1. 5

      The Defendant has no knowledge of any other complaints being made by the Claimant’s colleagues against [Mr Bloggs]. No

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