Employment Update: Mental Health in the Workplace - September-November 2018

Mental ill health has a significant impact on organisations. A CIPD study revealed that 80% of sufferers found it harder to concentrate, 62% took longer to do tasks and 50% potentially were less patient with customers.

The benefits of looking after the mental health of the workforce are clear; as an employer you also have certain legal obligations to meet.

In this free legal update we will cover the practical steps you should take when faced with employees suffering from mental health issues to guard against the risk of discrimination claims, including:

  • Understanding mental health as a disability
  • Duty of care
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Managing absence
  • Medical evidence and GDPR
  • Dismissals

We will also give our usual update on recent cases and developments in employment law.



Please see below for times – registration for morning sessions will be from 8.30, finishing by 10.30 and for lunch sessions from 12.30, finishing by 2.30pm

Dates & locations:

Register for a FREE place at a location to suit you.

A light lunch or breakfast will be served during registration: 

Milton Keynes - 26 September 2018, 8.30-10.30am Routeco Office Park Davy Avenue Knowhill MK5 8HJ

Derby - 27 September 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm Riverside Centre Riverside Court Pride Park DE24 8HY

London - 2 October, 12.30 – 2.30pm 1 Vine Street Mayfair W1J 0AH

Nottingham - 3 October 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm Park Plaza Nottingham 41 Maid Marian Way NG1 6GDOnly a few places remaining for Nottingham

Oxford - 4 October 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm 5000 Oxford Business Park South OX4 2BH

Birmingham - 10 October 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm 3rd Floor The Colmore Building 20 Colmore Circus Queensway B4 6AT

Leicester - 11 October 2018, 12.30 – 2.30pm One Colton Square LE1 1QH

Manchester - 16 October 2018, 8.30 - 10.30am 1st Floor 5 New York Street M1 4JB

Sheffield - 18 October 2018, 8.30 - 10.30am 5th Floor 3 St Paul's Place 129 Norfolk Street S1 2JE

Leeds - 8 November 2018, 8.30 - 10.30am 4th Floor 100 Wellington Street LS1 4LT


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The content of this page is a summary of the law in force at the date of publication and is not exhaustive, nor does it contain definitive advice. Specialist legal advice should be sought in relation to any queries that may arise.