Employers are arguably more open to mental health conversations than ever before, realising the benefits of supporting staff through stress and anxiety. Jo Salter from PwC reveals how her company and other employers are keeping the lines of communication open.
A high-level review of mental health at work has found that every year 300,000 people lose their jobs due to mental health problems, and calls for changes to the law to make employers' management of mental health more transparent.
Employees who disclose mental health issues at work commonly risk demotion, disciplinary action and even dismissal, research from the charity Business in the Community has warned.
Updated with information on trends in employee wellbeing.
The Government consults on wide-ranging proposals intended to improve job opportunities and retention for those with long-term health conditions and disabilities and promote healthier workplaces.
A training programme has been launched for managers dealing with former servicemen and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychotherapist Piers Bishop explains the rationale behind the programme, and how management training can help all employees with the disorder.
Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee risk manager is part of the solution, argues Andrew Woolnough, value propositions director at Willis Employee Benefits.
In Corr (administratix of the estate of Thomas Corr (deceased)) v IBC Vehicles Ltd  UKHL 13 HL, the House of Lords has held that an employer was liable for the subsequent suicide of an employee who had had a serious accident at work six years earlier that was the result of a breach of its duty of care.
This week' s case round-up from Eversheds, covering: the right to vary hours and wages; and liability for stress-related illness.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: compensatory awards; and safe places of work.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee health (mental health).