In this episode, Ashley and Andrea put forth the radical idea that reasonable accommodations are good for business! More specifically, they define psychiatric disability and explain how people living with mental health disorders qualify for accommodations at work under the ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act.
They also provide lots of examples of what a reasonable accommodation for mental health looks like in the business setting.
Andrea shares a word of caution about trying to address accommodation issues without the help of your HR staff. Ashley explains why she sits behind the copy machine at work.
If you are a manager, owner, HR professional, or employee who wants to learn more about mental health and ADA laws, ask JAN. The Job Accommodation Network (referred to as JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. https://askjan.org/
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