The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profoundly negative impact on behavioral health in the United States. Early evidence of this includes huge increases in the number of calls to the federal Disaster Distress Hotline and local suicide hotlines; large upturns in the number of prescriptions filled for anxiety, depression, and insomnia; increased alcohol consumption; and […]
“I think that this pandemic has spread to the everyday life and the livelihood of every person on the planet and that every human being is going to come out of this pandemic with some sort of [post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)].” That is a quote from a recent interview I had with Ty Smith, Founder […]
An employee suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) gets to take his disability discrimination claim to a jury based solely on comments made by his supervisor, our federal appeals court recently ruled. Read on.
We’ve covered the benefits of hiring veterans in part one of this article series, as well as information about how to better recruit veterans. Today we’ll provide more information about how to hire and retain veterans.
Yesterday’s post covered the benefits of hiring veterans, as well as information about how to better recruit veterans. Below is more information about how to hire and retain veterans.
By Bridget Miller Most employers are well aware that disability discrimination is illegal. But, some may not realize that many mental health issues are also covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Here are some tips on avoiding mental health discrimination from guest columnist Bridget Miller.
By Joan Farrell, JD In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Senior Legal Editor Joan Farrell, JD, explained some of the new guidance on mental health conditions released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Today, Farrell has additional details on the matter.
by J. Steven Massoni Mental impairments are some of the most challenging disabilities to accommodate. Read on to learn about how one company managed a difficult situation with an employee who suffers from a mental health disorder and how your company should respond in similar circumstances. Imagine this Kenneth Tyler has worked for the company […]
Today’s employers are usually well aware of their responsibility to protect employees from unlawful discrimination based on disability. But what about the disabilities that are unseen and often misunderstood? How can the employer do right by the employee and still keep the work on track? Those questions don’t have easy answers, but focusing on time-honored […]
by Jonathan Mook These days, the news is filled with stories of returning veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental impairments and have problems adjusting to civilian life at home and in the workplace. The issues employers face when dealing with veterans and other employees with mental disorders were put on […]