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Temp and Part-Time workers more likely to develop work-related health problems

Daniel Lublin | Sep 30, 2008

Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has recently released findings from a study that indicate temporary and part-time employees are more susceptible to develop physical and mental work-related health problems than their full-time counterparts.

In a recent column, Cynthia Ross Cravit  addresses the study as well as the World Health Organization‘s recent commission on social determinants of health titled Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health.

The results of the study on part-time and temporary workers health issues are not entirely surprising. Most part-time and temp employees receive limited training and often, do not qualify for workplace health benefits.

Daniel A. Lublin is an employment lawyer focusing on the law of dismissal. He can be reached at