Pressures on employees at work may lead to stress and prolonged psychiatric illness such as depression (and) under the private law of negligence an employer may be liable to pay compensation for psychiatric injury caused by stress arising from employment.
Collins H Employment Law (2010) Oxford University Press p 242
In the light of this statement explain how the law has developed to provide a remedy, identify any obstacles to employees suffering from stress related illness and bringing a claim and highlight any differences between the law dealing with this north and south of the border.
Please present your answer in the form of an essay and not a report. So, it should normally include an introduction, headings throughout and a conclusion. There is no requirement to use a legal referencing system but the work must be properly referenced (bibliography, footnotes or endnotes).
Sources of Reference
(1) Middlemiss, S Downie M Employment Law in Scotland (2012)
Bloomsbury Press Chapter 13
(2) Craig, V Miller, K An Introduction to the Law of Health and Safety at Work in Scotland 2ND ed. (2000) W Green Chapter 3