Legal Implications of Workplace Stress


Stress is fast becoming the largest single medically defined reason for absence from work.  It is therefore vital for employers to be conscious of the dangers of failing to actively manage workplace stress.

This seminar is intended to make employers, employees and their representatives aware of the issues associated with stress in the workplace.  It will focus on the HSENI Management Standards, the legal implications of workplace stress, managing absence due to stress and key lessons from case law.  A representative from the Health and Safety Executive for NI will discuss the importance of managing work-related stress and how to do this and how to work with trade unions.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this seminar participants will understand:

  • how to assess risk
  • the legal consequences of the ineffective management of stress
  • how to manage stress and stress-related absence in the workplace
The seminar will last for 2.5 hours.
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Workplace Information Service

The Agency’s Workplace Information Service is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Workplace Information Service advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Workplace Information Service is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Workplace Information Service provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

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