Health & Safety in Employment Act

The Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 makes explicit that employers have an obligation to provide a safe, secure work environment.  The legislation requires employers systematically to identify hazards in the working environment. Bullying and harassment are stressors that may lead to reports of stress, and may thus constitute hazards under the 2003 amendments to this Act which extended the definition of ‘harm’ to include physical or mental harm caused by work related stress.

The full act is available, and searchable, here

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