Mental Health in the Workplace
Confidentiality and Privacy
Once an employee has disclosed their mental health problem, it is vital that you discuss and agree with them exactly who else, if anyone, might need to know, and what information they need to be provided with.
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You should also make the employee aware that anything you discuss with them about their mental health problem will be kept confidential, unless there is an immediate danger to the person or to others in withholding that information.
To reduce misunderstandings which could lead to fears of discrimination, you should make clear the purpose for which you request or require information about an employee’s mental health problem.