Health, Safety and Welfare at Work

J.R. Carby‐Hall (Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, University of Hull and Visiting Reader in Law at the International Management Centre, Buckingham)

Managerial Law

ISSN: 0309-0558

Publication date: 1 January 1989


One of the common law duties owed by the employer is his duty to take reasonable care for the safety of his employee. This common law duty is an implied term in the contract of employment and is therefore contractual in nature. Because of the difficulties which may arise in bringing an action in contract for breach of the employer's duty of care, the employee who has sustained injuries during the course of his employment (although he may sue either in contract of tort will normally bring a tort action.


Carby‐Hall, J.R. (1989), "Health, Safety and Welfare at Work", Managerial Law, Vol. 31 No. 1/2, pp. 2-57.

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