THE CONSEQUENCES OF PSYCHOSOCIAL RISKS IN THE WORKPLACE IN LEGAL CONTEXT

Monika Seilerová

Received: 19. February 2019, Reviewed: 26. March 2019, Accepted: 14. April 2019


Abstract

Although the issue of psychosocial risks in the workplace is not entirely new, dynamic economic and technological developments require adequate responses to changing realities of work and the working environment, both from legislative authorities and from internal policies. The Slovak legislation includes the evaluation and adoption of measures against the psychological workload, including the control mechanism. The author, however, does not consider the current legal status to be optimal. The paper deals with the analysis of the legal regulation of mental workload and points to its shortcomings. It also deals with the responsible legal relationships that arise in the context of the presence of psychosocial risks in the workplace, especially in the context of their impact on employee health, their subsequent legal entitlements and the duration of the employment relationship.

Key words

Psychosocial risks, Control mechanism, Harm to mental health, Employer’s responsibility

DOI: 10.33382/cejllpm.2019.02.04

JEL classification: I18, I31, K31



How to cite

Seilerová, M. (2019). The Consequences of Psychosocial Risks in the Workplace in Legal Context. Central European Journal of Labour Law and Personnel Management, 2 (1), 47-60. doi: 10.33382/cejllpm.2019.02.04