This chapter discusses the law as it relates to burnout and stress in three jurisdictions: Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Emphasis is given to issues surrounding workers’ compensation, with less focus on occupational health and safety. In the United Kingdom context, there is also a discussion related to directives as mandated by the European Union.
jurisprudence and legislation
occupational health and safety
Inevitably, when a job makes an employee so ill as to suffer burnout, something has to give. A person may take sick leave, leave the job, or ...