Original article by Katie Walsh
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 33 : 9-Oct-15
It is estimated that employees’ mental health issue cost Australian businesses about $A10bn per year in terms of lost productivity, absenteeism and claims for compensation. Alice DeBoos of law firm K&L Gates says many employers now seek advice from lawyers on how to deal with mental health issues in the workplace. She notes that there has also been a sharp rise in claims for anxiety disorders, particularly in the professional services sector.
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