Beware of Burnout

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 14 October 2014
Emer O'Sullivan
Crowley Solicitors
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Excessive workloads or working hours are one cause of workplace stress which could lead to an employee claiming damages against their employer for constructive unfair dismissal and for psychological injuries sustained by an employee as a result of their working situation. 

There is a risk for employers that employees who work excessive hours or are required to carry out an excessive workload may become burnt out and suffer from work related stress. If an employer does not deal adequately with a complaint from an employee about their working hours or workload, they are at risk of being held responsible for the psychological injuries suffered as a result of these

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Emer O'Sullivan
Crowley Solicitors

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