In these busy times Workplace Stress is an all too common phenomena. There have been numerous cases over recent years on the issue of stress at work, and the employer’s liability for causing stress.
Health and Safety law obliges employers to take reasonable steps to ensure a safe system of work, and this includes taking steps to limit the exposure of staff to stress.
On the occasions that stress is caused by some form of discrimination, an individual can raise this matter in a complaint to a Tribunal. In other situations the stress may give grounds for the employee to leave work and claim constructive dismissal. Alternatively, a claim might be pursued in the County Court or High Court where the stress leads to personal injury such as clinical depression.
This area of law has become increasingly complicated, and we can guide you as to the best way to deal with this problem.