Court of Appeal

Govier v Unitingcare Community [2017] QCA 012 (16/3825) Fraser and Gotterson JJA and North J 10 February 2017

Full-text: QCA17-012.pdf


EMPLOYMENT LAW – LIABILITY AT COMMON LAW FOR INJURY – CAUSATION AND FORESEEABILITY – FORESEEABILITY – where the appellant was an employee of the respondent – where the appellant was attacked by a co-worker – where the appellant claims damages for personal injuries arising from the respondent’s negligence – whether two letters were sent from the respondent to the appellant in connection with the investigation aggravating the psychiatric injury – whether the respondent owed a duty of care in respect of the content and timing of the letters – whether the contents of the letter implied that the appellant was at risk – whether the risk of the appellant sustaining physical or psychiatric injuries was reasonably foreseeable