IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 234, Level 2

Session information

Prosecution of employers for exposing workers to workplace stress and psychosocial risks
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Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee (Lead)
Criminal Law Committee
Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee


This session will look at the potential liability of employers, corporations and officers for breaching their duties to provide for the psychological safety of their workers and for exposing them to workplace stress. It will outline the new international standardISO45003‑2021- Psychological Health & Safety at Work and will consider the investigation process where there has been an incident or complaint and what steps employers should be taking and the different approaches taken in different jurisdictions around the globe. The session will also look at recent coronial inquests involving workplace incidents which have increased with the recent pandemic where workers have been exposed to workplace stress at a levels not previously seen.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Patrick Benaroche Stikeman Elliott, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Co-Chair, Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee
Bill Kritharas Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Senior Health and Safety Officer, Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee


Christine Braamskamp Jenner & Block, London, England; Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee
Gerard Forlin KC Cornerstone Barristers, London, England
Domingos Fortunato Mattos Filho, São Paulo, Brazil
Hanim Hamzah KPMG Law, Singapore, Singapore; Co-Chair, Law Firm Management Committee