End of immunity for large and medium sized organisations
The Centre for Corporate Accountability (CCA) welcomes the passing of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill through the Lords today.
David Bergman, director of the Centre for Corporate Accountability said: "No large or medium sized organisation has ever been convicted of corporate manslaughter - despite the hundreds of work-related deaths each year. We hope that this bill we bring an end to the immunity that large and medium sized companies have had over the years. Whilst the Bill is not everything that we wanted - and in some senses is a lost opportunity for more significant reform - we do think it will increase chances of greater justice and accountability for work-related deaths."