Friday, March 07, 2008

Corporate Homicide in the United Kingdom

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is to be enacted in the United Kingdom on April 6, 2008.

If an organization is accused of having, through a gross failure in business management, caused the death of an employee, they will be charged under the provisions of the Corporate Manslaughter Act.

The courts will examine company-wide management systems and practices in this new approach. Hopefully, this will provide a more effective means for prosecuting the worst corporate offenders, in both the public and the private sectors.

This is a boon to workers everywhere. Perhaps other countries, including the USA, will follow.

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