More Than Malaise: Burnout as a workplace health, safety, and human rights issue

It is undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new stressors into nearly every aspect of life, including work. Dubbed the “echo pandemic” by mental health experts and advocates, the toll of the ongoing public health situation on employees’ mental health is unmistakable, giving rise to real concerns about the persistent nature of the fatigue, stress, and general burnout being experienced by employees across sectors and occupations. In this session, labour relations professionals and mental health experts will provide practical guidance to workplace parties on mitigating the pandemic’s profound psychological impact on employees.