A mental health organisation is urging employers to create opportunities for workers to socialise, with a quarter of Australian workers reporting they aren't connecting with their colleagues to the detriment of their workplace's psychological safety.
Two duty holders were entitled to assume a worker instructed to stay away from intruders and contact police in emergencies would not pursue an armed man and put himself in danger, a court has found in denying the worker damages for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Indiscriminately taking tasks away from workers struggling with stress can make their conditions worse, according to a clinical psychologist who warns that misconceptions around employee burnout can have dire consequences.
A commission full bench has quashed a ruling that a worker's dismissal, after a spate of inappropriate and aggressive altercations with his supervisors and co-workers, was harsh because the employer knew he had mental health issues.
An employer's actions in refusing a worker with a mental illness accommodations to return to work during a busy period were "realistic" and did not amount to discrimination against her impairments, a commission has ruled.
Time pressure, burnout and other non-traumatic factors can affect the development of post-traumatic stress disorder in workers exposed to occupational violence, according to new research, which identifies mitigation strategies.