Tag: depression

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How to Deal with a Toxic Job

A toxic job. It’s one where people are assigned more work than they can accomplish, micro-managed about how to get the work done, and surrounded by people who don’t have their back. Also known as the “toxic triad,” this combination of high demand, low control, and low social support leads to increased likelihood of depression, burnout, stress, sleep disturbances, and absenteeism.

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ADA interactive process: When does your obligation to engage begin?

by Susan Hartmus Hiser Q We have an employee whose work performance has been slipping lately. We have reason to believe that she is suffering from depression because she was diagnosed as bipolar and had a bout of depression a few years ago that led to a similar decline in her work performance. We allowed […]

Gender Pay Gap Can Result in Anxiety and Depression in Women

For every dollar an American man makes, his equally qualified female counterpart makes just 82 cents. And according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, the consequences of this wage gap extend beyond the checking account—women who earn less than their male peers are at greater risk for […]

How to respond to an employee who mentions suicide

by Kaitlin L. Hillenbrand Q One of our employees recently told the HR director that she “prays for death every night.” Is there anything we are legally required to do in response?  A A condition that causes an employee to become suicidal may be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In that case, […]