Post-traumatic stress disorder can have far-reaching effects on an individual's life, making even the simplest tasks an ordeal. Noreen Tehran finds out how employers can help workers who are suffering.
Good practice guide discussing the business case for investing in employee wellbeing and how to develop and implement a wellbeing programme.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers negligence.
By introducing policies and procedures on absence management, and heightening employee awareness of stress and bullying issues, the GMB union's Yorkshire and North Derbyshire region reduced sickness absence rates from 7.3% to 1.3% over an 18-month period.
Training to cope with stress and mental health is available via the Wellness Works project, set up with the help of lottery funding; our case studies of the providers and end-users demonstrate the positive impact this training is having on employees.
A supportive approach to health and wellness at industrial gases supplier BOC has helped to ease stress during periods of change, reduce absence levels and ensure the loyalty of staff.
BT has developed a wide-ranging programme of services and support to help its employees and their managers to prevent and manage mental health issues.
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).