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Can stress be a disability?

Stress is an increasing factor in sickness absence. In their 2011 survey, the CIPD and Simplyhealth found that it had overtaken cancer as the main cause of taking time off for illness. But can stress in and of itself be a disability?

The EAT made some helpful findings in Herry v (1) Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and (2) Governing Body of Hillcrest School. It found that “there is a class of case where a reaction to circumstances perceived as adverse can become entrenched; where the person concerned will not give way or compromise over an issue at work, and refuses to return to work, yet in all other respects suffers little or no apparent adverse effect in their normal day-to-day activities”.

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April 10, 2018

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