Kiri Allan case raises issue of mental health in the workplace

Kiri Allan case raises issue of mental health in the workplace
Kiri Allan took leave to focus on her mental health. (Image: NZME)
Rebecca Rendle
There's been close scrutiny this week on the prime minister’s handling of Kiri Allan’s return to work and whether it was adequate, after she took leave to focus on her mental health.Allan was a cabinet minister and not an employee, but the events of this week highlight a topical issue – how employers take care of employees for the good of their mental health. Ministry of Health statistics show that one in five people over 15 years are diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder. The reality is that all businesses need t...

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