1st June 2018
Marcus Grant represented the Claimant, a 54-year-old ex-head teacher who settled his stress at work claim for a six-figure sum on the eve of trial, 6 years after his employment was terminated.
On his case he had been exposed to an unsatisfactory system of work that required him to assume a disproportionate workload in a failing comprehensive school without sufficient support from his LEA, that resulted in him developing psychological illness that elevated the risk of cardiac arrest, a risk that eventuated some 3½ years after his employment as a head teacher was terminated.
The claim was defended on the basis that there was no breach of any duty of care, and insufficient knowledge that the system of work was hazardous to his health, and that irrespective of any alleged breach of duty, it was not causative of his ill health which was probably attributable to unrelated lifestyle factors.
The case settled on the eve of trial between the Parties’ best positions.