Office stress drives up disability discrimination claims by greater than a 3rd, employment legislation specialists say

W.orkplace stress raises claims for discrimination based on disability by more than a third, suggest labor law experts.

The number of disability discrimination claims in labor courts increased by 37% from 4,770 in 2017 to 6,550 in 2018.

Labor law attorneys told The Telegraph that the increase may have been due to the increased willingness of individuals to make claims related to mental health issues. In recent years there has been an increased awareness of the problems that cause these problems in the workplace.

The research was carried out by Fox & Partners, the specialist in labor law. It was also found that the increase in claims for disability discrimination was eight times faster than the increase in all claims.

The company analyzed figures from the Department of Justice, which also showed that the total number of claims in labor courts rose 4.3% last year to 178,990, up from 171,630 in 2017. Mind, the mental health charity, described the figures for the Court as “shocking”.

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