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Japan Legal Update - Volume 29 | September 2017

by Jones Day on

Corporate Governance - Tokyo Stock Exchange Introduces Disclosure System for Information about Advisors and Counselors - On August 2, 2017, the Tokyo Stock Exchange announced new amendments to the Guidelines for...more

Safeguarding mental health: essential for your construction workers, good for your business

by Dentons on

The UK's mental health is currently under scrutiny with high profile dignitaries, businessmen and organisations all helping to raise awareness of the problems it can cause in the workplace. Many campaigners come from the...more

Difficulties at work resulting in disability?

by Dentons on

When does stress at work amount to a disability? In the recent cases of Herry v. Dudley Metropolitan Council UKEAT/0100/16 and Herry v. Dudley Metropolitan Council and Governing Body of Hillcrest School UKEAT/0101/16, the EAT...more

Stress Claims Stressing Employers Out

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Let’s face it: work can be stressful. So what’s an employer to do when an employee requests a stress-free or less stressful work environment as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act? As always, it...more

Stress Busters

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Stress related to international depositions is a recurring topic in this blog. But stress is a daily hazard for the busy paralegal, with or without international depositions on the horizon. Deadlines, unending paperwork and...more

The Duty of Care to Distressed Employees

by DLA Piper on

The Supreme Court of Queensland has allowed a negligence claim by a former nursing home administrator whose pre-existing anxiety disorder was exacerbated by work stressors1....more

How Court Reporters Can WIN the Stress Game

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Court reporters live with stress. Whether one has just gotten out of court reporting school and is having to deal with their first deposition, first hearing, first interpreter, whatever first, or one is a seasoned court...more

Father’s Day and Compliance?

I really never thought much about the connection until I read an article (on Father’s Day) in the June 2016 Issue of the Harvard Business Review, Managing the High Intensity Workplace, by Erin Reid and Lakshmi Ramarajan. The...more

Work-Related Stress and the Americans with Disabilities Act

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

With increasing frequency employees are claiming disabilities based on work-related stress. Some employees are asking for accommodations such as transfers to new supervisors, working from home, additional leave, and...more

Women's Health Tip: I'm SO STRESSED

by Baker Donelson on

I had a bad week. A really bad week. No one died. There was no terminal diagnosis. No damage that is permanent. But it was bad enough that I started questioning my goals and priorities. It also got me thinking of a trip to...more

Death Threats Lead To Employer's ADA Victory

by Fisher Phillips on

It is rare that the most employee-friendly of all federal appellate courts cites “common sense” in support of one of its decisions. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently did just that, however, dismissing a disability...more

Inability to Work Under A Particular Supervisor Is Not a Disability in California

In response to standard negative performance feedback from a supervisor, an employee takes a leave of absence due to stress and submits a medical note stating that the employee must be transferred to another department as an...more

Employer Win in California – Say What??? Stress From Working Under Particular Supervisor is Not a Disability

Over the course of a career many workers experience the displeasure of dealing with a difficult supervisor — the type of individual whose mere presence in the workplace is a source of dread and whose name inspires feelings of...more

Ninth Circuit Says Employee Who Made Death Threats Against His Co-Workers Could Not Sue His Employer For Disability Discrimination

by Weintraub Tobin on

Joining similar holdings from several other circuits, the Ninth Circuit recently held in Mayo v. PCC Structurals, Inc. that a depressed employee who threatened to kill his co-workers and was thereafter fired was not a...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (July 31, 2015)

by Law School Toolbox on

Too Many Meetings? Here’s How to Scale Back and Achieve More: To get more done at work, these are the two factors that can help you escape the inertia of unnecessary collaboration and join your efforts with others only when...more

Employee’s Inability To Work For A Particular Supervisor Does Not Constitute A “Disability”

Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Med. Found., 237 Cal. App. 4th 78 (2015) - Michaelin Higgins-Williams worked as a clinical assistant in Sutter’s Shared Services Department. Higgins-Williams reported to her treating physician that...more

California Employment Law Notes - July 2015

Employee's Inability To Work For A Particular Supervisor Does Not Constitute A "Disability" - Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Med. Found., 237 Cal. App. 4th 78 (2015) - Michaelin Higgins-Williams worked as a clinical...more

Quirky Question #263, My Supervisor is Stressing Me Out!

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Question: We have an employee who claims she has a mental disability involving stress and anxiety caused by working with her supervisor, and she has asked for a different supervisor as an accommodation. This doesn’t seem to...more

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Mental Injury Claims: Part 1

Mental injury claims, often stemming from workplace stressors, are on the rise and can create major headaches for employers. Understanding the relationship between stress in the workplace and resulting mental and physical...more

Taking the Stress Out of Employee Claims of Disability Caused by the Stress of Working for a Particular Supervisor

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Navigating an employee’s claim of stress-related disability continues to challenge employers. Recently, the California Court of Appeal provided helpful guidance for employers when an employee claimed to be unable to work...more

Supervisor-Caused Stress is Not a “Disability” under the FEHA

The inability to work under a particular supervisor because of anxiety and stress related to the supervisor’s standard oversight of job performance is not a disability recognized under California’s Fair Employment and Housing...more

Inability to Work Under One Boss Is Not a Qualified Disability

In Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Medical Foundation, the Third Appellate District relied upon the repeatedly challenged holding of the First Appellate District in Hobson v. Raychem Corp. (1999) 73 Cal.App.4th 614 (“Hobson”) that...more

Is Supervisor-Induced Stress a Protected Disability? California Appellate Court Says No

Employers often encounter challenging questions regarding their duty to accommodate employees who are diagnosed with stress, anxiety, or other mental health conditions that allegedly impact job performance absent...more

Stress at Work: An Employer's Liability?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In Easton v B&Q Plc [2015] EWHC 880, the High Court considered whether an employer was liable for an employee’s psychiatric injury caused by work-related stress. Easton had been a high performing manager at B&Q for 10...more

Hong Kong Employer's Liability for Stress induced Psychiatric Illness in Workplace

by DLA Piper on

Workplace stressors: Hong Kong According to a 2015 global employment study by Regus, two-thirds of Hong Kong respondents complained of feeling “more stressed”. When considering the causes of stress in the workplace, Hong Kong...more

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