West Sussex County Council v Fuller Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 189
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionHealth and Safety
The employee in this case was an administrative assistant in social services and worked mainly on reception. Her duties changed and she was required to deliver mail to different parts of the building. She suffered a fall on some stairs and sprained her wrist. She said it was because she had been carrying bulky and heavy items and couldn't use the railings when going up stairs.
The claimant took a County Court claim against her employers and the court found that she had lied - there were no bulky items and she had simply lost her footing. Nonetheless, the judge found against the employer because it had not carried out a risk assessment before requiring the employee to undertake the new
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