The NSW Industrial Relations Commission has ordered the reinstatement of a decorated senior prison officer who assaulted three inmates in separate occasions while suffering from a mental illness. The events leading to the employee’s dismissal may have been avoided or minimised had the employer[…]
Most jobs involve some degree of stress and it is normal for people to experience stress from time to time, regardless of their role. However, stress-related Workers’ Compensation claims doubled in recent years in Australia and are now costing us in excess of $10 billion per year.
Mental health issues in the workplace costs employers $11 billion each year: better mental health makes for better business
Mental illness is one of the leading causes of absenteeism and long-term work incapacity in Australia. Did you know that mental health conditions are costing Australian businesses almost $11 billion dollars each year through absenteeism, reduced work performance, increased turnover rates and[…]
At any given time 1 in 5 Australian employees will experience a mental health condition. Some conditions are more common such as anxiety, which affects 1 in 3 women. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2020 depression will replace cancer as the second leading cause of disability and it[…]
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Find out more about the eLearning Program "Working with Mental Ill-Health" Read More In a case from 2015, an organisation had to compensate a former employee after they were dismissed for poor performances arising from mental health challenges. Although implementing an action plan to improve[…]
From experience conducting hundreds of workplace investigations iHR Australia’s Director Workplace Relations John Boardman contends that parties to a workplace investigation are often suffering mental ill health or are mentally fragile prior to the lodgement of a formal complaint. Mr Boardman’s[…]