and the potential effect on mental health

OPINION: While restructures in our workplaces are often categorised by our courts as being part of management’s prerogative, employers should be mindful that it does have an impact on their employees.

Losing your job may be one of the most stressful things a person may experience. It may lower self-esteem and worthiness. It may cause financial turmoil. It may affect family and loved ones. And it may affect a worker's health, sometimes significantly.

Ironically, the effect on the health of an ex-Accident Compensation Corporation employee was so significant that she appealed ACC’s decision not to accept her work-related mental injury in the Wellington District Court.

Link to article: Restructures and the potential effect on mental health | Stuff.co.nz


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