As the stigma of mental illness lessens, employers are handling more frequent requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But because serious physical impairments are often easier to identify and accommodate, learning to handle the gray areas of mental disorders under the ADA can be challenging. Attorney Jonathan O. Hafen provides several guidelines to help employers respond properly when faced with such employee requests, without "overcomplying" with the ADA.
How Employers Can Address Mental Illness Claims Under the ADA
Employment Law Strategist
November 17, 2006