This workplace stress policy is a general guide to the management of stress in the workplace.
It is not uncommon for employees to be signed off work for a stress related condition, and it is incumbent upon employers to ensure that the workplace does not risk the health of any worker. In extreme cases, stress can cause clinical injury, resulting in a lengthy or permanent absence from work. If the employer has through action or inaction contributed to any form of clinical injury, potentially substantial legal liability can result.
This policy is designed to set out a framework for how stress is managed in the workplace, and to demonstrate that the employer takes the personal welfare of employees seriously.