UK employers fear being sued by employees

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.

www.workstressmanagement.com

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