Mental illness is more prevalent than people may realise and employers will find themselves facing a number of issues (legal and otherwise) that arise because of mental health, whether it is because an employee has a pre-existing condition or because an employee has developed a condition throughout the course of their employment.
In all situations, employer should have at the forefront of their minds, their duty to take reasonable care to provide a safe system of work (which is derived from both common law and statute) and the need to create a mentally healthy workplace that does not contribute to, or aggravate an employee’s existing or developing condition.
In this paper, we discuss the issues of privacy, bullying and discrimination and compensation in the Workplace. The full paper can be read here.
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