Employment Review - July 2010

    July /2010

    In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence estimated that 13.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK because of work-related mental health conditions including stress, depression and anxiety at an annual cost to UK employers of more than £28 billion. The size of the cost mirrors the level of difficulty which employers have dealing with these cases, from between sympathy for the employee, concern for their own business, uncertainty as to the real medical position and fear of putting a foot wrong legally. Does the Disability Discrimination Act apply? If it does, what limits does it place on the employer's options?