World Mental Health Day was on 10 October 2022. It aimed to raise awareness of mental health and for mental health problems to be treated in the same way as physical health. Many of us suffer with stress or mental health illness at times in our lives and sometimes this is caused by, or can affect, our work. Employers have a general duty to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all of their employees, which includes not only our physical health but our mental health too. In this blog I consider the management of work-related stress and mental health issues of work, the potential for either stress or mental ill health to amount to a disability and when a claim against your employer may arise.
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Work-related stress can be generally defined as an adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work. Read on for more information on an employer’s duties to employees and what an employee might do if they feel they are suffering from work-related stress.