Boylin v Christie NHS Foundation

Employment – Contract of service. The claimant worked as a senior Human Resources person within the defendant NHS trust. Following a review by an external consultant , it became clear that the claimant might not be required in her role and her future within the organisation was in doubt. She suffered illness as a result of the handling of the matter and brought a claim under s 1(1)(a) of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, and in common law negligence. The Queen's Bench Division held that although there had been one momentary lapse by personnel of the defendant, neither of her claims had been made out.

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