In today’s increasingly busy, intense, and 24/7 working environment, claims for bullying, harassment and excessive workloads leading to stress, depression and mental breakdown are unfortunately increasing.
All employers are under a duty to protect their employees by providing a safe and healthy working environment. Whilst we all expect to be under pressure at work from time to time, if that pressure leads to expectations of employees fulfilling an unreasonable level of work, combined with long hours and this in turn affects your health, you may have a claim for stress at work.
Claims for stress at work are complex, difficult to prove, and require experienced legal expertise. Generally, you will need to prove that:
- your employer knew (i.e. that they were on notice) that you were under pressure/at risk of falling ill; and your employer failed to do anything to help or alleviate the source of that pressure; and
- you suffered a breakdown or requested medical help as a result; and on your return to work your employers did nothing to change the cause of the original stress; and
- as a result you suffered a further breakdown or illness requiring medical treatment.
At Fosters we have experience in acting in these type of cases, and winning claims at trial.
How we can help
We want to work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your claim.
We understand you will want to know how we can assist, so we offer a free of charge no obligation first meeting or chat, which we follow up with a full letter of advice. If you are in any doubt as to whether you have a claim, please do contact us, again completely without obligation.
We are also able to discuss how you can cover the cost of a claim, including through a ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement.
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Our Personal Injury & Group Actions team are recommended in The Legal 500 UK for being “exemplary in every sense” and having “tremendous empathy for clients” – adding that our clients were “impressed by the rapid response times and made to feel important at every stage of the journey.“
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