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Work-related stress affects everyone differently. Some people feel overwhelmed and anxious about work. Others lose motivation or find it hard to concentrate. It might be that you get irritable or you may feel tearful. You can have physical symptoms too – stress can make you feel sick or cause headaches. For more information, see our symptoms section.
Employers have a duty to protect employees from work-related stress under UK law. Your organisation should assess how your work may cause stress and the risks to your health. They should also take measures to help you tackle work-related stress if it arises. Your employer won’t be able to help if they don’t know there’s a problem, so be sure to speak up if you need support. For more information, see our section on getting support.
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