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Improving workplace mental health is in everyone’s interests, and we all have a role to play. Both employers and employees have formal rights and responsibilities under discrimination, privacy, and work health and safety legislation.
If you’re experiencing a mental health condition, it’s important to be aware of your rights and responsibilities at work. What sort of support are you entitled to? What counts as discrimination and what does your employer need to do to prevent it? Are you legally required to tell your employer about your depression or anxiety? We’ve covered the main legislation to guide you through protection and obligations under the law, and what to do if your rights have been breached.
Creating a mentally healthy workplace makes good business sense, but employers also have a number of legal responsibilities. As well as providing a safe workplace for all employees, you’re legally required to take certain steps to support someone with a mental health condition. Make sure you’ve got all bases covered and aren’t leaving your business exposed.