Stress at work 'has grown markedly during recession'

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Employers may face a greater number of compensation claims on the grounds of stress at work in the near future.

That is if findings of new research conducted by Nuffield Health are anything to go by, as this study has established that mental anxiety is a growing problem among professionals in the UK.

This survey - which involved questioning 1,500 workers from across the country - revealed the impact of the global financial slump has caused employees to put in longer hours in their jobs while also taking fewer holidays.

For instance, 12.5 per cent were found to be not using all the leave they are contractually entitled to on the basis they are too busy, while nearly one-third also complete up to seven hours per week on top of their set shifts.

Additionally, more than half of the adults asked admitted their stress levels have risen since the onset of the recession.

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26/04/2012 16:30