The High Court, in the case of Connor v Surrey County Council, has awarded damages of around £400,000 to a head teacher in respect of the stress she suffered as a result of the actions of members of her school's governing body. The Court followed the leading case of Hatton v Sutherland and found that, after "two years of stress and low morale for the school", the Council ought to have realised that Ms Connor was at risk of psychiatric injury from stress and should have put a stop to it in so far as it was within their powers to do so. In its judgment the Court again emphasised (see for example Dickens v O2) that the fact that an employer has specialist support services available for employees will not be sufficient, on its own, to avoid liability. The employer must actively consider how to deploy those services in support of the employee at risk.