Analyses | Social mobility and wellbeing | 2019-06-15 | HKEJ

How should employees fight against work-related stress amid rise of ‘burnout’?



The World Health Organization has classified ‘burnout’ as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ recently. The updated definition has sparked heated debate over legislation recognising ‘burnout’, which is triggered by work-related stress, and ‘death from overexertion’ as an ‘occupational disease’ in Hong Kong. However, it is difficult to prove that work-related stress is the only contributing factor of ‘burnout’ and ‘death from overexertion’. How should the Government strike a balance between employment protection and a conductive business environment?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.