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Mental illness and workplace communication - what you need to know

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HC Online | 21 Apr 2017, 11:14 AM Agree 0
Employees with mental health issues may require short term adjustments to accommodate their condition
  • MMk | 21 Apr 2017, 03:21 PM Agree 0
    Am interested in regard to managing mental health issues in workplaces as to what constitutes 'mental illness' or for that matter a 'mental health issue'? Of course certain reasonable adjustments can also be made for employees managing short-term stressful events for example, but in terms of more significant and/or long term adjustments, am thinking that 'reasonable' here would be linked to the severity of the condition and the behaviours associated with this condition? This perhaps would also be linked to the matters discussed in the Feb article linked here on discrimination and mental illness. Whilst this may be on a case by case basis - would perhaps a guide (from a legal perspective) be the more significant the behaviour and the adjustments being considered/requested, the more evidence would be required regarding the employees condition eg. IME, to determine what is reasonable or otherwise? Could similar principles used to manage an employees's 'physical' condition be also applied to a 'mental health' condition?
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