More than 80 per cent of UK employers feel vulnerable to being sued by
workers who have suffered workplace stress, discrimination or bullying.
According to a study of 5,000 UK employers by Work Stress Management, only
18 per cent feel they are not at risk at all.
A total of 64 per cent of those polled believe the threat of being sued as a
result of workplace stress is "a very important issue" for their
business, with 28 per cent describing it as "fairly important".
The survey also reported that last year saw a twelve-fold increase in the
number of firms forced to pay damages for workplace stress, with 6,428 of them
paying an average of £51,000.