Fiji Consolidated Legislation
LAWS OF FIJI
LAW REFORM (PERSONAL INJURIES)
Ordinance No. 10 of 1953
AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE DEFENCE OF COMMON EMPLOYMENT
[9th July, 1953.]
1. This Act may be cited as the Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act.
2.-(1) It shall not be a defence to an employer who is sued in respect of personal injuries caused by the negligence of a person employed by him that that person was at the time the injuries were caused in common employment with the person injured.
(2) Any provision contained in a contract of service or apprenticeship or in an agreement collateral thereto (including a contract or agreement entered into before the commencement of this Act) shall be void in so far as it would have the effect of excluding or limiting any liability of the employer in respect of personal injuries caused to the person employed or apprenticed by the negligence of any person in common employment with him.
Application to Crown
3. This Act shall bind the Crown in right of its Government in Fiji.
Controlled by Ministry of the Attorney-General