Stress is becoming more common as a cause of sickness absence. Managing stress in the workplace can be sensitive, difficult and time-consuming for managers. It can be linked to high levels of staff turnover and can impact on the everyday running of an organisation.

Having the knowledge and confidence to manage the stress levels of your employees and ensuring that you tackle any issues at the earliest opportunity, should lead to a better working environment for everyone and reduce the risk of stress-related legal claims. 

On completion of this course, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • the key legal and practical issues surrounding ‘stress in the workplace’ from an employment law angle
  • what stress is
  • the two mains areas of concern for managers, unfair dismissal and disability discrimination
  • bullying and harassment in the workplace
  • how to deal with employees who raise grievances during the process of dealing with stress in the workplace
  • implementing strategies for improving stress levels in the workplace and reducing stress related sickness absence.

Course author - Nicola Howe

Nicola Howe has practised employment law with large commercial firms for nearly 20 years. She regularly writes and presents courses on a wide variety of employment law topics. She is a member of the Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association.

Key information:

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs.


BPP is a leading provider of online technical CPD for accounting professionals. 

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