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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/19/2011

Mental health disability leaves recur sooner than physical ones

TORONTO — The recurrence of an employee’s medical leave of absence from work tends to happen much sooner with a mental health leave than a physical one, according to a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. Most workers who take a mental health leave do not go on leave again for at least two years, while those who take a physical disability leave don’t experience a recurrence until almost four years later.

Small business owners happy despite longer hours