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Corporate manslaughter (referred to as corporate homicide in Scotland) is a criminal offence that allows for companies and other similar organisations to be liable for deaths.
An organisation will be guilty of an offence if the way in which its activities are managed causes a person’s death, and amounts to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by the organisation to the deceased. This will be the case only if the way in which the organisation’s activities are managed by its senior management is a substantial element of the breach.
24 Nov 2004
The Government’s backtracking on corporate killing legislation has angered unions.The often delayed corporate manslaughter Bill was a Labour manifesto promise...
19 Nov 2004
The rise in deaths at work reported by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has prompted renewed calls for legislation...
22 Oct 2004
Foreign secretary Jack Straw is trying to block the introduction of legislation that would create an offence of corporate manslaughter,...
18 Oct 2004
The Government faces renewed calls from the TUC to introduce corporate manslaughter legislation after statistics showed that three construction workers...
5 Oct 2004
With corporate manslaughter laws on the horizon, employers are scrutinising their health and safety procedures. We find out how one such company is managing the risks faced by its car drivers.
2 Sep 2004
The number of people killed at work has increased for the second time in the past four years, rising by...