28 judgments found.

Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford

Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2013 SCC 72
Health Topics: Occupational health, Poverty, Violence
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to work
Facts:

Three applicants, who were all current or former prostitutes, challenged the constitutionality of three provisions of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985. The three provisions outlawed “bawdy-houses” (also referred to as brothels), “living on the avails” (living off of a prostitutes profits), and public communication with prostitutes. Prostitution was legal in Canada, however, Parliament was allowed …Read more

Tags: Assault, Criminalization, Indigent, Job safety, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Poor, Rape, Safe working conditions, Sex workers, Sexual assault, Sexual violence, Violence against women
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Case 3153/2011

Country: Spain
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 3153/2011
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Occupational health
Facts:

The appellant claimed to have been infected by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) which the appellant received during his duties as dissection technician in the Forensic Anatomical Institute in Barcelona. He was diagnosed on July 4, 1997, took sick leave in August 19, 1999, and lodged a claim for financial liability of EUR 600,000, along …Read more

Tags: Hepatitis, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Workers' compensation
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Mankayi v. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2011] ZACC 3; 2011 (5) BCLR 453 (CC) ; 2011 (3) SA 237 (CC) ; [2011] 6 BLLR 527 (CC) ; (2011) 32 ILJ 545 (CC)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Infectious diseases, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

Mr Mankayi brought an action for delictual (tort) damages against AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold). While working as an underground mineworker between January 1979 and September 1995, Mr Mankayi claimed to have been exposed to harmful dusts and gases that led to his contracting tuberculosis and a chronic obstructive airway condition; these ailments rendered him unable …Read more

Tags: Employment, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, TB, Tuberculosis, Workers' compensation
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Case MI 2090 / DF

Country: Brazil
Year: 2009
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: Agenor Pereira Dias Filho v. National Congress, MI 2090 / DF, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2009) (Braz.).
Health Topics: Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

The plaintiff, Agenor Pereira Dias Filho, filed an action against the National Congress before the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil, asking the Court to have §4 of article 40 of the Federal Constitution regulated. The plaintiff claimed that the nature of his work as nursing assistant subjected him to unhealthy working conditions and entitled him …Read more

Tags: Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions
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Miskitu Divers v. Honduras

Country: Honduras
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 121/09, Petition 1186-04, November 12, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Disabilities, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life
Tags: Disabled, Indigenous groups, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Smith v. Northamptonshire County Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2009] UKHL 27
Health Topics: Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

Jean Smith brought an action for damages against her employee, Northamptonshire Council, under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, for injuries she suffered in her employment. Ms. Smith was employed by the council as a driver and a carer. Her duties included picking up Mrs. Cotter, who was confined to a wheelchair, …Read more

Tags: Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Torrillo, Atilio Amadeo, et al. v. Gulf Oil Argentina S.A., et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Fallos: 332:709
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health
Facts:

The Plaintiffs, parents of a worker who died in a fire at his workplace, sued their son´s employer for damages. They alleged that the employer had not implemented appropriate measures to deal with situations of emergency such as the fire that caused their son’s death. The lower court accepted the claim of the Plaintiffs, awarding …Read more

Tags: Health insurance, Health regulation, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office v. Euclebe Roberto Vessoni, et al.

Country: Brazil
Year: 2008
Court: Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court]
Citation: Federal Public Prosecutor's Office v. Euclebe Roberto Vessoni, et al., RE 541627/PA, Supremo Tribunal Federal [Federal Supreme Court] (2008).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office filed an extraordinary appeal against the decision of the First Region Federal Court, which ruled that crimes against employees amounting to conditions analogous to slavery (crime against the organization of work), exposure to risk of life and health of such workers, the frustration of their labor rights and omission of data …Read more

Tags: Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions
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Case 337/2007

Country: Uruguay
Year: 2007
Court: Tribunal Apelaciones Trabajo 3ºT [Labor Appeals Court, 3rd District]
Citation: DA SILVA, Alexandra v. BANK STATE INSURANCE. Writ of Amparo (F.2-13142/2007)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

Appellant alleged she suffered a work-related injury resulting from her exposure to the toxic chemical Cyclohexanone causing dysphonia which left her virtually unable to speak for nine months and unable to work. Banco de Seguros del Estado (state insurance company) reviewed her case and found that she was not suffering from an occupational health disease …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Diagnostics, Employment, Health insurance, Mental disorder, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Workers' compensation
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Commission of the European Communities v. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Justice
Citation: Case C-127/05, Comm'n v. U.K., 2007 E.C.R. I-4619.
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The Commission of the European Communities (Commission) brought an action against the United Kingdom for a declaration that provisions of section 2(1) of the UK Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Act), read in conjunction with sections 33 and 47 of that Act, permitted the United Kingdom to negate its obligations under Article …Read more

Tags: Health regulation, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions
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