UK workplace stress
Have you been affected by stress at work?
Accordingly to the Health and Safety Executive Statistics (2011/2012):
- over 1/3 of all new incidents of sickness
relate to stress at work
- each incident leads to an average of 24 working days lost
You should not have to suffer with stress in silence
and your employers have a duty to you. Have you:
- experienced excessive workloads, and/or
- bullying in the workplace
If your employers have neglected their responsibilities
you may have a claim for damages.
Simpson Millar LLP's specialist Occupational Stress Team, headed
up by Jane Latimer, can help you to claim compensation for stress at work. Call now on 0844 858 3800.
Check out our employee guide to stress at work claims.
Bullying and Harassment
In July 2006, the House of Lords found that where an employee had been bullied or
harassed by another employee in the course of their employment, the Protection from
Harassment Act 1997 allowed the bullied employee to claim damages against their
We have successfully recovered damages for clients as a result of this decision.
Contact us now to discuss how we can help you by completing our, no obligation,
online enquiry form and we
will call you back or you can call us directly on 0808 129 3320.
Employee claims for stress at work
Our client worked in a small office environment and under some pressure. He complained
about his working environment and was told that a new office and assistance would
be provided. The new office nor the assistance materialised. His psychological condition
deteriorated and he suffered a stress related illness. Witness evidence for the
Claimant detailed the deterioration in the Claimant’s health over a period of time
and the case was settled on the basis that the employer should have reasonably foreseen
a continued deterioration to his psychological health as a result of his demeanour
in the office over a considerable period of time and as a result of the complaints
that he had made. This stress at work case was settled for £5,000.
Bulling at work causes employee stress
Our client was bullied at work by a number of his managers over a prolonged period
of time. The bullying included failing to allow him to take a break for the toilet,
hiding his work, ridiculing him in front of his colleagues, giving priority to other
colleagues less senior than him for better jobs. He complained under the harassment
procedures and his complaint was upheld. The perpetrators were removed as a result.
The Defendant paid damages under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 for the
psychological injuries that the Claimant had sustained over this period. The stress at work case
was settled for £6,000.