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Psychosocial Risks in Labour and Social Security Law

A Comparative Legal Overview from Europe, North America, Australia and Japan

  • Loïc Lerouge


  • Analyzes the topical and pressing issue of psychosocial risks at work

  • Is a significant contribution to comparative labor and social security law

  • Suggests ways to deal with the topic from a variety of perspectives


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Legal Perspectives on Psychosocial Risks at Work

  3. Bullying: The Main Psychosocial Risk Legally Recognised

  4. From Reparation to Prevention of Psychosocial Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289

About this book


This book studies a range of legal systems and compares them on their ability to deal with psychosocial risks at work. The book looks at prevention of psychosocial risks from a labor law perspective and at compensation and reparation from a social security law perspective. It pays special attention to the topic of bullying in the work place, which is currently the subject of most legal summons.

This book presents the views on the subject from leading national and international experts and provides an in-depth coverage of legal systems used in Southern and Northern European countries, as well as Canada and Japan to deal with this topic.

The topic of psychosocial risks at work has received much attention recently, both from the general public, the press, and those working in the legal arena. It is difficult for lawyers to deal with the issue of psychosocial risks at work due to the multifactorial and subjective features involved.


Bullying Health and Safety Comparative Labour Law Mental Health at Work Psychosocial Risks Work-related Stress Work-related Suicide

Editors and affiliations

  • Loïc Lerouge
    • 1
  1. 1.COMPTRASEC UMR5114, CNRSUniversity of BordeauxBordeauxFrance

About the editors

Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS); PhD, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Nantes, France, holder of the "Habilitation to conduct researches" from the University of Bordeaux. Member of the Centre for Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (COMPTRASEC UMR5114, CNRS-University of Bordeaux); Head of the “Workers and Persons Mental and Physical Health" research axis of the research unit COMPTRASEC. As researcher in the field of comparative legal approach of psychosocial risks factors and hazards at work, bullying and harassment at work, he has published numerous articles and edited books. He has also given national and international lectures and has lead several research programs that provide an imultidisciplinary view on psychosocial risks at work.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Psychosocial Risks in Labour and Social Security Law
  • Book Subtitle A Comparative Legal Overview from Europe, North America, Australia and Japan
  • Editors Loïc Lerouge
  • Series Title Aligning Perspectives on Health, Safety and Well-Being
  • Series Abbreviated Title Aligning Perspect.on Health, Safety,Well-Being
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-63063-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87466-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63065-6
  • Series ISSN 2213-0497
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-0470
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 396
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Title of the original French edition: LES RISQUES PSYCHOSOCIAUX AU TRAVAIL EN DROIT SOCIAL, DALLOZ, PARIS CEDEX, FRANCE, 2014
  • Topics Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Labour Law/Social Law
    Law and Psychology
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