20 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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Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) v. Government of Bangladesh, et al.

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2009
Court: High Court
Citation: Bangl. Nat'l Women Lawyers Ass'n. v. Government of Bangl. & Ors., WP 5916 of 2008 (2008) (Bangl.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Occupational health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) filed a writ petition against the Government, seeking urgent steps to be taken to prevent sexual harassment against women at the place of work or study. On the date the petition was filed, there existed no legislative provisions protecting women from abusive behavior by men in high-level positions …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Job safety, Minor, Sexual harassment
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Chandran a/l Subbiah v. Dockers Marine Pte Ltd

Country: Singapore
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2009] SGCA 58
Health Topics: Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

The appellant was assigned to ensure the proper alignment of the cargo containers when moving cargo containers into and out of a hatch within vessels. This required him to repeatedly enter and leave the hatch. He did so via the only means of access available to them – a metal rung ladder hanging vertically alongside …Read more

Tags: Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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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 of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: T. 205. XLIV.
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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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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Rothwell v. Chemical and Insulating Co. Ltd. and Anr. and other appeals

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2007
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2007] UKHL 39
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Mental health, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

A group of employees brought an action in negligence for damages against their employer, Chemical & Insulating Co, for exposure to asbestos in the course of their employment. The employees had been negligently exposed to asbestos and had as a consequence developed pleural plaques. This was the thickening of a layer of fibers on the …Read more

Tags: Asbestos, Job safety, Lung disease, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Respiratory diseases, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Barker v. Corus (UK) Ltd

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2006] UKHL 20, [2006] 2 WLR 1027,[2006] 2 AC 572; [2006] All ER (D) 23 (May); [2006] NLJR 796
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

This case was brought as a test case to examine the scope of an exception in tort law causation rules. In Fairchild v. Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd [2002] UKHL 22 (Fairchild), the House of Lords created an exception in to the normal law of causation in torts for workers who had been exposed to asbestos dust …Read more

Tags: Asbestos, Compensation, Employment, Job safety, Lung disease, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Respiratory diseases, Safe working conditions, Tort, Workers' compensation
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