Last updated February 2022
This chapter explains your legal obligations and risks in relation to mental health in the workplace.
Legal obligations in relation to employee mental health
A number of laws apply when you manage workplace issues that relate to an employee’s mental health.
Mental health is the state or condition of a person’s psychological and emotional wellbeing.
Laws require you to take certain steps to provide a safe workplace for your employees that is free from risk to their health and safety, including risks to mental health. These laws include:
- health and safety legislation; and
- common law.