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Invitation to host webinar on stress in the workplace

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Emily Yeardley, Associate Employment Solicitor at BakerLaw LLP, has been invited to host a webinar for the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) on 11th December 2017. 

The webinar is open to SOM members, please contact for further details.

SOM are strong advocates of promoting stability in the workplace as a way of maintaining a healthy workforce. By campaigning for the availability of appropriate support for those who need it, they aim to smooth the path for those returning to work.

When looking at the reasons why some people fall ill, increasingly, attention has been directed at the role that an individual’s work environment plays in their overall health. An understanding of how employers can maximise the health and wellbeing of their staff is necessary in order to promote the longevity of individuals’ working lives in an increasingly aging population.

Emily’s webinar will focus on the legal issues surrounding how stress is perceived in the work environment, and to what extent the law might consider stress to be a disability. A pragmatic approach will be taken to the way in which employment tribunals tackle this complex issue.

Emily has experience providing a full range of employment advice, but has a particular interest in advising on issues of long-term sickness absence, including work-related stress. In addition to her employment law services, Emily contributes to The @Work Partnership’s Occupational Health [at Work] Journal for Occupational Health Practitioners and provides training and seminars for employers and HR professionals.

If you would like to discuss how stress or any other illness has impacted your employment or how to effectively manage ill-health in the workplace, please contact Emily Yeardley in BakerLaw’s Employment Department at