A FIVE year fight with ACC by a Countdown store manager over mental anguish caused in part by a store opening, has again had a decision taken against her by the court.
Rochelle Jeffrey has had a long running battle after claiming that the stress of setting up a new Countdown in Greymouth 2010 led to her developing post-traumatic stress disorder.
After the latest appeal, the judge said it was clear that the Act did not cover mental injury to people caused by non-physical stress or work overload. The judge said there was no evidence to suggest the situation could reasonably be expected to cause mental injury. A reviewer deemed the stress of setting up a supermarket was not something that would cause such a response in most people.