The cost of litigation for stress-related illness is a major concern for most companies. They may find themselves liable under common, criminal and health and safety law. Successful law suits have been brought against companies for stress-related illnesses caused by violence, bullying, personality clashes, post-traumatic stress disorder, discrimination, work overload, inadequate training and constructive dismissal. All change is accompanied by stress brought on by the fear of the unknown.
About the author
Samuel A Malone is
a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He is the author of 21 books published in
Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and
business management. Some of his books
have gone into foreign translations and second editions. He has an M.Ed. with distinction (in training
and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered
Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and
a Chartered Secretary (ACIS). He is a
fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).