Corporate Manslaughter

Corporate manslaughter legislation means that companies, organisations and Government bodies face an unlimited fine if they’re found to have caused death by gross failings in the corporate management of their duties of care.

Under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, an organisation commits an offence if the way in which its activities are managed or organised:

  • Causes a person’s death
  • Amounts to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by the organisation to the deceased

More information:

A Guide to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
HSE: Information about health and safety at work 
Institute of Directors and Health and Safety Commission Advice 
Ministry of Justice Guidance

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