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Claims for disability discrimination and failure to accommodate based on mental health conditions are on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has increased its enforcement actions in this arena. Employers are often in the dark about how to respond to signs of possible mental health conditions and requests for accommodations. This session will discuss these issues, including recent case examples, and offer best practice tips to prepare organizations of all sizes to respond to the needs of employees with mental health conditions. This session will help you understand:
- How to address signs that an employee may have a mental health condition.
- What constitutes a “reasonable accommodation” for mental health conditions.
- The importance of detailed job descriptions when defending a disability discrimination claim involving a mental health condition.