A worker who worked for a company for just seven years has been awarded nearly $9,000 in long service leave entitlements because he resigned due to stress and anxiety. A commission rejected the company's claim that he feigned his condition.
With the World Health Organisation redefining burnout as chronic workplace stress that hasn't been properly managed, a not-for-profit provider of employee assistance programs has explained how managers can reduce staff stress and the associated absences and accidents.
New parents face a number of challenges returning to work and shouldn't have to rely on winning "the boss lottery" to receive the support they need, an organisational psychologist specialising in workplace transitions says.
Injuries resulting from or aggravated by battling for workers' compensation are not compensable, a tribunal has reiterated in a dispute arising from a worker's noisy and cramped working conditions more than two decades ago.
The World Health Organisation has redefined "burnout" as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that hasn't been successfully managed, and warned that poor work safety policies and inflexible hours can create or exacerbate the condition.