“Our government recognizes that we need to treat job-related mental stress the same way we treat physical illness and injuries. We know mental stress has a significant impact on workers, their families and their workplace.”
Minister of Labour,
Citizens’ Services and Open Government
This is a major step forward for workplace bullying to be recognized as a workplace injury.
Now, if only, workplace bullying could be recognized as a crime as serious as physical assault. Particularly since the injuries from a physical assault tend to heal faster than psychological injuries.
Now, if they would do something about the application process and reduce the number of suicides while people wait for their claims to be adjudicated….