Workplace stress has received a plethora of media exposure in recent years. It has also been the subject of a number of large scale research projects aimed at assessing the extent of the apparent problem.
Stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them. Pressure is an essential part of all work and helps to keep us motivated. However, when this pressure reaches high levels it can make employees ill and undermine their performance.
There are a number of conditions which may lead to stress, which include too much, or too little work to do, boring or repetitive work, lack of control, lack of communication, inflexible work schedules, bullying, racial or sexual harassment to name a few.
Over short periods, stress is perfectly healthy, and virtually everyone can cope with it in small doses. However, over a prolonged period, stress can bring about major problems such as heart disease and stroke. Although some people appear to enjoy stress, for others, the outcomes can be devastating.
If you have been subject to any of the above due to stress in the workplace then it is imperative that you contact Whitestone Solicitors to find out whether you are eligible to claim for compensation.