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Job stress - impact, responsibility, reduction

Who should attend

This job stress - impact, responsibility, reduction course is aimed at HR and OH professionals, in-house lawyers, and safety managers. This briefing assumes knowledge of sickness absence and discrimination issues.


The number of fit-notes issued by GP practices for ‘neurotic and stress-related disorders’ rose by 10% between 2017 and 2018 and more than half of work-related absence is linked to stress. Stressed employees are unhappy and unhappy employees make mistakes, are absent or leave. This briefing combines the perspectives of employment and safety lawyers with the expertise of a leading neuroscientist to consider risks and reduction measures.



9.00am registration and coffee, 9.30am start

Stress and the law

  • HSE standards, priorities and reactive approach
  • an employer’s duty of care
  • can stress amount to a disability?
  • different approaches at Tribunal and civil courts

Impact of stress on your employees’ performance

  • how the brain reacts to stress
  • spotting the signs
  • stress and sleep: a vicious circle

Preventing stress and its escalation

  • distinguishing between stress and pressure
  • what is ‘foreseeable’: what can an employer reasonably assume?
  • role of line managers
  • employee responsibility
  • change the job or change the employee?

Stress in the workplace

  • breaking point: a colleague in distress
  • interpersonal relationships: insensitivity, disrespect or bullying
  • stress allegations in the midst of performance management and disciplinary procedures
  • failure to address employee complaints

Stress reduction in practice

  • prioritising wellness at work
  • does mindfulness work
  • EAPs and flexibility: what works for you?

1.00pm close, followed by lunch 

Download the full job stress - reduction and inspection training course programme.


Details of the speakers can be found in the above flyer.

Cost: £275

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

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