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Occupational Stress

An employer is under a duty to take reasonable care of their employees’ mental health in the course of their employment.  If you have advised your employer that you are suffering from a mental health problem, they are required to make reasonable adjustments to assist you and provide help to reduce the risk of you sustaining any further damage to your mental health.  If an employer subsequently fails to make reasonable adjustments for an employee that they know is experiencing occupational related stress, they will be deemed to have breached their duty of care to that employee.

Such a breach of duty of care may give rise to a potential claim for personal injury against the employer, if the employee can show that they have suffered a significant psychiatric injury as a result of the stress at work.  In such circumstances and where an employee is unable to resolve the situation through open discussions with their employer, it may appropriate to seek assistance from a solicitor to explore the possibility of making a claim for compensation against the employer. 

We have experience in providing legal assistance to employees who have sustained psychiatric injuries as a result of unreasonable occupational stress. If you feel you would like to explore making such a claim, we would be happy to discuss the matter with you.