Hidden Staff Health Problem
The Hidden Staff Health Problem
There are no issues with your domestic and household staff, everything appears fine…and then it’s not!
Staff say they can’t cope, go off sick, but they don’t appear to be ill. What is going on?
It may come as a shock to you to discover that they may well be suffering mental health problems and that mental ill health is now the leading cause of staff absences in the UK.
Yes, the pandemic is primarily over, but the effects of the stress, Covid-19 illness and countless deaths are not. Depression, anxiety and stress are taking their toll.
Employers are being urged to take this seriously and engage with staff, perhaps having informal chats, asking if they are OK.
It’s also important to remember that illness-related absences may be protected by disability discrimination law.
The Graham Agency, keeping you informed.