Managing Stress at Work

Six Management Standards

The most recent figures available show that absence due to work related stress accounts for 39% of the total number of work related illnesses and the average time away from work is 23 days for each case. These figures also indicate that the rates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety, for both total and new cases, have remained broadly flat for more than ten years. However absence for work related stress presents a huge cost to an organisation and ensuring that the correct policies and procedures are in place to mitigate against this and effectively deal with issues as they arise is very important.

Legally

Age Discrimination

The Equality Act of 2010 made it illegal to discriminate against employees, trainees and job seekers on the grounds of age and gave no upper age limit for redundancy and unfair dismissal.
The act covers all workers and applies to related areas such as membership of trade organisations, the award of qualifications, the services of careers guidance organisations, employment agencies and vocational training providers, including further and higher education institutions.
There are four types of age discrimination



Direct discrimination – where someone is treated less favourably because of their age, perceived age or the age of someone with whom they are associated. This treatment can only be