By Rachel Richardson

Stress can be both the cause of, and a symptom of, problems in the workplace that can give rise to claims both in the Employment Tribunal and the Royal Court – and better stress management can help to prevent time-consuming, costly and reputationally damaging conflict.

How big is the issue? Reports show that 12.5 million working days were lost due to stress in 2017, and that 40% of all work-related ill-health cases are down to stress, depression or anxiety.