Young v Post Office Court of Appeal, 30 April 2002

On appeal, a personal transport technician held on to a judgment for £94,000 in damages for stress, induced by his employer’s failure to stick to arrangements for his coming back to work gently, after 4 months off for a nervous breakdown due to lack of training. The employer alleged that it was his own fault for choosing to work so hard. The Court held that it would be a very rare case indeed where one could wholly blame someone for being conscientious, and one had to take into account that the man was known to be psychiatrically vulnerable already anyway.

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