Seeking Medical Help
If an employee has a diagnosed mental health condition, they may be entitled to request reasonable accommodations under disability laws. These accommodations could include changes in workload, flexible scheduling, or adjustments to their work environment.
If they feel like their situation is not being properly dealt with, employees can raise their concerns with their immediate supervisors, managers, or HR departments.
Trade Unions and Employee Representatives
If the workplace has a trade union or employee representatives, employees can seek assistance in addressing workplace issues, including those related to mental health.
If the employee’s concerns relate to illegal or unethical behavior by the employer that puts mental health at risk, they might be protected as whistleblowers under certain laws.
In the most extreme cases, employees can decide to take legal action against their employer.
Those actions can refer to discrimination complaints or health and safety complaints, for example.