chapter  9
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It is sometimes possible to bring a claim in tort for breach of a duty imposed by statute. This tort is known as a claim for ‘breach of statutory duty’. Although this is an important area of tort in English law, especially in relation to employers’ liability (see Chapter 14), other jurisdictions, notably the USA and Canada, have criticised English law and have tended to assimilate breach of statutory duty into the general law of negligence.