Corporate manslaughter law to hit employers personally

Proposals for fresh legislation on corporate manslaughter, if implemented, will have serious financial implications, not only for private employers, but for the public sector, legal experts believe.

29th October, 2005

Proposals for fresh legislation on corporate manslaughter, if implemented, will have serious financial implications, not only for private employers, but for the public sector, legal experts believe.

A report by the Law Reform Commission (LRC) on corporate killing recommends that legislation be introduced to make senior managers and employers personally responsible for deaths in the workplace.

Published early last week, it could not have been more timely. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) described last...

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