Monthly Archives: April 2017

EEOC Guidance on Mental Health Disabilities: A Gift for Employers

The EEOC recently issued a resource document intended to raise awareness about the rights of employees with mental health conditions under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights explains that job applicants and employees with mental health conditions are protected from employment discrimination and harassment based on their conditions. The document also answers questions about how to request an accommodation, describes some types of accommodations, and addresses restrictions on employer access to medical information, confidentiality, and the role of the EEOC in enforcing the rights of people with disabilities.   The EEOC is focusing an increasing amount of attention on mental health disabilities in the workplace.