By 2019-03-13 InPortugal

Aggression between colleagues ruled as “work accident”

Évora appeal court judges have ruled that consequences of ‘aggression between colleagues’ can be considered ‘work accidents’. The decision has come years after a temporary hotel worker was attacked by a colleague “for reasons relating to the job”.

The woman suffered a “temporary period of absolute incapacity”, and sought compensation from her employers – who refused liability.

Almost four years later they have been ordered to pay compensation of €1213,86.

The case relates to an incident at a hotel in Portimão in 2015.

Faro judges originally agreed that the attack fell into the context of an accident at work but the hotel and its insurers lodged an appeal.

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