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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/17/2005

Mental health biggest workplace barrier, women say

Montreal

— For employers looking to support employee mental health, it is interesting to note only 35 per cent of women said they would discuss their symptoms with their boss, reports a study conducted by Leger Marketing for pharmaceutical firm Wyeth Canada. Seventy-one per cent of 1,500 women surveyed who experienced depression or anxiety said admitting to a mental health problem is the biggest barrier to job advancement, far greater than sexism or pregnancy and child care.

High-tech sector paying more for specialized skills

Toronto