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Stress Risk Evaluation Service

Academic journal article Manager

Stress Risk Evaluation Service

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Stress is now the most frequently recorded cause of employee absence from work and a major cost to UK organisations. In response to this growing risk, The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued new stress risk management guidelines. From 2004, enforcement authorities are expected to begin scrutinising the approach taken by UK organisations to assessing stress in the workplace. Organisations in breach of the new standards could be prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

More than half a million UK employees are estimated to suffer from work-related stress, anxiety or depression*. Claims for stress-related damages are one of the fastest-growing areas of employee litigation and represent a clear liability exposure for all employers. …

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