Labor and Employment
Safety and Well-being of Employees including Mental Health Issues
The sick leave, mental health issues, and even employee suicide are unfortunate issues which a business in Japan must be prepared for. In this regard, it is important for employers to proactively look out for and address the mental-health needs of its employees. As mental illness can be challenging to detect, appropriate measures will have to be adopted by employers, such as monitoring employees who have taken long periods of sick leave.
Our firm has previously advised both domestic and international clients on how to handle such matters, taking into account the individual requirements of the client as well as (where applicable) the affected employee. Our firm also works with our clients to implement feasible and suitable measures to ensure a healthy working environment.