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Friday, 14 September 2018 16:07


Over the past several weeks, we have been discussing duty of care at work—what it is and what it means for your organization. We have hinted that there is a legal component to duty of care as well. In fact, duty of care originated as a legal concept, and there is a wealth of duty of care case law.

But the sheer amount of case law can be overwhelming. In this post, we will summarize the key concepts you need to understand to protect your company from liability—by covering the key cases in the development of duty of care law.

We will focus on US duty of care case law. But take care—if your company operates internationally or if your employees travel abroad, you need to know the legal expectations abroad as well. More often than not, European countries have even more stringent duty of care laws. So it is best (as always) to be over-informed and over-prepared.

With that said, let’s dig in to the key cases!