The extent of poor mental health and its impact upon the ability of people to engage in work is laid bare in this important report. Employers have long been under a duty to look out for the mental well-being of their employees.
The recommendations contained in this report should enable this to be done in a manner that is far more effective than the measures that, sadly, many employers usually adopt.
In my practice, I frequently encounter cases where employers have shown a very poor grasp of their duty of care to employees struggling to cope with mental health problems.
The result is often long term absence and this can lead to a claim for damages. Outcomes like this can easily be avoided if employers simply pay proper regard to the mental health needs of their workers.
Read about a case of mine where occupational stress led my client to suffer panic attacks and breakdowns that resulted in him nearly taking his own life.
Richard Edwards is a senior personal injury solicitor with Potter Rees Dolan.
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