European Employment Law Cases

Case Reports

2021/8 High Court rules that ‘workers’ should be protected from health and safety detriment (UK)

Keywords Health & Safety, Employment Status
Authors Shalina Crossley
Author's information

Shalina Crossley
Shalina Crossley is Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP.
  • Abstract

      The UK failed properly to implement EU health and safety law by restricting protection from detriment on health and safety grounds to ‘employees’, the High Court (HC) ruled in a recent case. Such protection should be extended to the broader category of ‘workers’. Importantly, this ruling potentially increases employers’ exposure to Covid-19-related health and safety claims.

Please sign in to access the article



Did you receive an activation code but no access yet? Please activate your code here.

Forgot your password? Request new password.

Purchase access

You can purchase online access to this article. You will receive 24 hrs access @ € 17,50 (excl. VAT).

24 hrs access € 17,50 (excl. VAT)

Activate your code

If you have an access code, please activate it here.