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Mental Health in the Workplace: Assisting Employees, Complying with the Law

Mental Health in the Workplace: Assisting Employees, Complying with the Law examines how employers can assist employees with mental health conditions while obtaining their best work and avoiding liability.

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Nearly one in five adult Americans suffer from a mental health disability or illness. Mental disabilities and mental illness are some of the most challenging conditions to accommodate from the HR perspective.

HR professionals need to be aware of mentally ill employees' rights to leave connected with their disorder, and to have any records connected with their illness kept private. How is your organization managing employees with mental health issues?

Given the fact that equal employment opportunity lawsuits revolving around mental health disability accommodations are on the rise, employers and HR departments must implement practices and procedures to ensure proper management of these employees.

This Bloomberg BNA white paper will help you understand:

  • Why offering assistance is good for business.
  • How you can manage the threat of violence.
  • The big-picture challenge mental illness poses for employers.


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