Chronic stress impacts employee wellbeing, productivity and company performance. With the World Health Organisation now classifying burnout as a workplace disease, employers need to understand their legal and moral duties to prevent, identify and manage this issue. In this episode crammed with top tips and examples we look at: What causes burnout, from workplace factors like always-on technology and a culture of out-of-hours working to external events like Brexit anxiety How some companies are managing the risks, from mental health first aiders and regular wellbeing days to 32-hour working weeks and not delivering emails out of hours The lengths employers can be expected to go to ensure that someone can remain in employment – but does extreme burnout always require an extreme remedy? In our news round-up we cover: A discrimination case involving an employee's social media post (read our latest article on social media issues); New legislation and guidance on the use of NDAs or "gagging clauses" (read Siobhan's comments in People Management); and Bereavement leave for pets – could this become law and how to deal with it. Useful links from this episode: The Stevenson / Farmer review Equality Act 2010 Code of Practice HSE stress risk assessment template Send us your questions and we'll answer them in a future episode – email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us using the hashtag #TLTemploymentpodcast and tag @TLT_Employment You can find out more about our employment team at tltsolicitors.com/employment Sign up to receive insights including our A-Z of employment law at tltsolicitors.com/signup Finally, if you’ve enjoyed listening, please rate us and write a review.