What does “duty of care” mean?

Duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual or organisation, requiring them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care to keep others safe.

For example, venues and organisations have a duty of care to avoid harm to others which could be reasonably foreseeable.

Employers, doctors and workers also have a duty of care to their employees, patients and colleagues.

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