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How to help an employee suffering from stress when bound by a duty of confidentiality

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 1 March 2019
Hannah McGrath
O'Reilly Stewart

"We have an in-house occupational health team who offer a confidential counselling service for any employee who is experiencing stress. The problem is that this is a confidential service. There's no communication of the issue to managers or HR who could potentially act to support the employee and possibly address the cause of stress if it's work-related. Can you suggest any way around this if indeed there is any way around this?"

Hannah: So, this sounds like an employee assistance service that the employer has in place. So, it basically offers one-to-one confidential counselling for the

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Hannah McGrath
O'Reilly Stewart

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