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When is depression a disability? EAT guidance on how to approach the issue

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 6 2010

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence estimated that 13.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK because of work-related mental health conditions including stress, depression and anxiety at an annual cost to UK employers of more than £28 billion

Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 27 2011

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer’s dismissal of an employee for working in a second job while on sick leave from the first was unfair

Watch out if...you rely on occupational health advice to decide whether an employee is disabled

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 19 2013

Many employers rely on the advice of occupational health advisers when trying to determine whether an employee is disabled for the purposes of the

Sick notes to be replaced by ‘Fit Notes' from 6 April 2010

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2010

From 6 April 2010, the sick note an employee currently has to obtain from his GP if he is absent from work for eight days or more will be replaced by a new "Statement of Fitness for Work" medical statement (known as a "Fit Note") in the form below

Europe-wide concern about workplace stress

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • June 14 2010

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a document entitled the 'European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks' which reveals that although four out of five European managers are concerned about work-related stress issues, less than a third of employers have procedures in place to deal with stress

Breaches of a contractual disciplinary procedure may lead to damages

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 18 2010

A claim for damages resulting from breaches of a contractual disciplinary procedure can succeed, the Court of Appeal has held in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2010