Reporting a concern

HSE is always obliged to make decisions on any investigations in light of other reactive priorities, so this should not be read as a guarantee of how HSE will respond to any specific concern.

HSE will consider investigating concerns about work-related stress where:

HSE does not seek to apply the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 where there is other more specific legislation or a more appropriate regulator. Cases of bullying and harassment would more commonly be dealt with as issues of discipline eg breaches of policies on expected behaviours, discrimination, victimisation or equality.

Updated: 2022-05-22