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Lloyd, Linda Patricia v Healthscope Operations P/L [2021] VSCA 327

NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Beach, Osborn JJA and Forbes AJA
Parties: 

Lloyd, Linda Patricia v Healthscope Operations P/L

Judgment Date: 
30 November 2021
Catchwords: 

NEGLIGENCE - Workplace injury - Psychiatric injury - Alleged bullying - Disciplinary proceedings - Whether trial judge erred in not being satisfied that bullying occurred - Whether employer on notice of work-related risk to plaintiff's mental health - Whether employer breached duty of care in investigation and handling of complaints - Whether trial judge's reasons adequate - Application for leave to appeal refused.

CONTRACT - Whether employer's disciplinary procedure manual was incorporated into employee's contract of employment - Whether parties objectively intended disciplinary procedure manual to form part of contract of employment - Whether parties objectively intended relevant parts of disciplinary procedure manual to have contractual effect - Whether damage claimed too remote - Whether trial judge's reasons adequate - Application for leave to appeal refused.

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