Avoiding the unwanted side effects of calling in sick
When retail supervisor Madeleine got a telephone call at work that all working parents dread…she could never have imagined what was to follow.
It’s fair to say that there can be some uncertainty for employers when it comes to considering reasonable adjustments for an employee suffering with depression.
Pay attention to every survey with a health warning and you will be afraid to do many things – and you can now add going to work and sitting at a desk to that list.
The number of workers suffering from work-related stress remains a growing concern for employers. It is thought many factors such as job cuts, financial worries, poor management and bullying are to blame.
It’s not uncommon to hear an employee complain of feeling ‘stressed out’ at work.
It can be a throwaway, flippant comment at times uttered without a second thought about the real impact of stress.
Managing a disability caused by depression is a challenge that employers should be ready and prepared for.
A government-backed initiative to get employees back to work after illness or injury should be fully operational before the end of the year.
It is that time of year when employers need to be fully prepared for the flu season which can be bad for business.