"The Toxic Workplace." The continuing rise of workplace stress, bullying and harassment claims
18 September 2023 18 September 2023
The number of reported incidents of work-related stress continues to rise and the trend is likely to increase with ongoing and extensive press coverage.
High profile businesses and organisations are seeing a significant increase in cases being brought against them and in turn they are being labelled "Toxic workplaces" in press coverage of workplace stress, bullying and harassment claims. 13.7 million working days are currently lost each year in the UK because of work-related stress, anxiety and depression, costing £28.3 billion yearly (NICE) and with the likely amendments later this year to the Equality Act 2020 via the Worker Protection Bill this will mean a significant growth in this area of litigation.
These are sensitive cases and are legally and evidentially complex, often involving overlapping issues and disciplines.
At Clyde & Co, we have a UK-wide team that spans all types of legal work relevant to work-related stress, bullying and harassment claims, including:
- Disease claims handling
- Employment law
- Health & Safety
We can provide a full service to deal with these sensitive cases, which includes managing reputational risks, to both insurers and corporate clients.
In the claims handling space, our innovative strategies are designed to align with your own claims handling philosophies, are targeted at individual claimant firms and are commercially focused, ensuring we deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Our full capability in work-related illnesses, including insights into our case handling strategies and recent case study examples are outlined in this document.