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II. Principles of Substantive Liability
(17,878 words)

Volume XV: Labour Law | Chapter 9 (1976): Tort Liability for Work Injury

Completed in February 1975

John G. Fleming

A. Historical Review

47. The tort liability of employers has made immense strides from the conditions prevailing in the nineteenth century which precipitated the introduction of workmen’s compensation. In order to gain some measure of historical perspective for the appreciation of our cont…

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John G. Fleming, “II. Principles of Substantive Liability”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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