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Employers that implement mental health interventions that focus across the "spectrum of mental health" can expect a significant return on investment within three years, according to new Deloitte research.
The effect of a worker's disability on their work capacity doesn't always constitute part of the disability, a full Federal Court has found, in quashing a finding that an employer that dismissed a worker on stress leave discriminated against him because of his mental disability.
Workers who disclose being victims of domestic violence don't need their managers to solve their problems, just an "empathetic ear" and prompt access to family and domestic violence leave, according to the director of a not-for-profit that supports female workers.
Employers have a duty to minimise workers' psychological stress and can do so by proactively boosting office morale and enforcing manageable workloads, a recruitment expert says. Meanwhile, employers have been warned that problem gambling can have a significant impact on the workplace, and offered tips to help struggling staff.
High workloads and other organisational factors compel workers to go to work when they're sick, significantly increasing their levels of exhaustion and creating a vicious cycle that adversely affects employers, Swedish researchers have found.
Resilient and mindful workers help create mentally healthy workplaces, but these skills are also crucial for managing workplace safety and preventing injuries by making workers more aware of their surroundings, according to a wellbeing program pioneer.