- Mental health in the workplace—at the front of employers’ minds?
- Why should employers be supporting employees in their mental health at work?
- What obligations do employers have in relation to mental health in the workplace?
- Are employers obliged to provide mental health first responders?
- Are there any future plans to legislate on this? Should there be?
Practice Management analysis: The world of work is continually evolving—technological advances, discussions around gender pay gaps and moves to tackle zero-hour contracts are just some of the recent developments contributing to key changes in the employment sector. But how is the world of work evolving in relation to mental health in the workplace, and is this a topic at the front of employer’s minds? On World Mental Health Day 2018, Joseph Lappin, solicitor in the employment team at Stewarts, discusses what obligations employers have, and any future plans to legislate on the matter.
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