Solicitors in Westminster, London
Stress at Work
We have particular expertise in advising employers and employees in connection with stress at work claims. Having been involved in several high-profile employee claims in recent years, we have developed our practical advice to employers on looking after and managing staff suffering from stress.
We understand that this is a difficult and sensitive area where the client will wish to look after the welfare of its employee whilst at the same time protecting the business or employing organisation from the possibility of a claim for either disability discrimination or personal injury. Our employment lawyers deal with health and safety at work legislation, occupational health reports, communication with absent employee and, contractual entitlements during absence. We are also prepared to assist clients deal with malingerers.
Advice in this area needs to be concise. We assess the factual background, consider medical evidence where available and liaise with other professionals where appropriate so that we can make recommendations. A distinction needs to be drawn between ordinary occupational stress, a degree of which is inevitable, and psychiatric harm. We look to identify the potential risks to both the employee's health and the employer's business at an early stage and keep the risks and potential outcomes under review throughout our engagement.
- Ed Henderson