Having a mental illness is very tough. It’s still somewhat stigmatized in the world we…
The world around has shifted. Gone are the days where you worked at a company for decades and one person’s pay was enough to sustain a family of four. Instead, the economy today demands that not one but two people in the household work full time and two incomes are what support the family. And instead of working that one job for years, people are moving jobs after several years and they are looking for better pay and benefits at each new gig. Some suggest that this new norm is exciting and new. It provides the opportunity for people to be more autonomous on what they want out of a job. However, this also means that companies are looking for new blood too. Companies use this new work pattern to their own benefit suggesting that workers should be grateful that they have a job with them or that they are can be easily replaced. This kind of tiresome bullying can really do a number on someone’s psyche.
Thankfully California understands that work stress is a real thing. Statutes in California cover both physical and mental injuries that are work-related. They are both treated in similar ways. For example, there are certain steps that an employee must take to prove that they are suffering from a workplace injury. Even though California is progressive in accepting mental illnesses as workplace injuries, does not mean that these injuries are not met with resistance from both the courts or companies. So what does mental stress look like and what can you do to help your situation?
Finding employment is an amazing feeling. You are ready to take on all the projects and show just what an asset you are to the team, but what if your boss piles on the work relentlessly? What if you are being micromanaged to the point where you can’t do anything without feeling like you are in trouble or about to lose your job? Mental stress at work can turn into physical ailments. Anxiety and depression are more than just in your head. Symptoms can take on physical characteristics like fatigue, nausea, loss of concentration, loss of interest, trembling, shaking, isolation, and a general feeling of not good enough. This can drastically affect someone’s personal life as well as work life. This mental stress is not healthy for anyone and if you are showing signs of mental stress then something needs to be done.
Like any other workplace injury, you must show that you have contacted HR and spoke with your management about the situation. You have to show that you took responsibility for your situation. If nothing has changed or if the situation has gotten worse please call 818-812-5639 or click here to find out how our Lancaster Work Stress Mental Heath Claims Attorneys at Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz can help with you. It is not your fault that you are struggling and you deserve just compensation to help you through this workplace injury.