Discrimination within the workplace due to mental health is very common and very illegal. Often, it may be subtle and hard to detect, which is why it is incredibly beneficial for you to be aware of your rights when you are facing a situation in which you are being discriminated against. Your rights regarding this type of discrimination are protected by The Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that disallows discrimination against people in all areas of public life, including schools, jobs, transportation, and all places open to the general public. The ADA is split up into five titles that relate to different areas of public life, with employment falling under Title I.
Title I (Employment): Equal Employment Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities
This title was created to help people with disabilities, such as mental health, gain the same access to opportunities and benefits as an individual without any handicaps. Employers are required to provide necessary and reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who qualify under this law. A reasonable accommodation comes in any type of adjustment to a job that helps an applicant or employee with a mental health disability perform essential job functions.
If you believe that your rights within the workplace are being violated, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This federal agency takes on cases of discrimination within the workplace. To file a complaint, contact the nearest EEOC office in your area.
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Discrimination against mental health is a far too common occurrence within the workplace, and that in itself is unacceptable. If you or someone you know believes your ADA rights have been violated, Barkhordian Law has what it takes to fight a case like yours. Our attorneys here at Barkhordarian Law Firm are dedicated to offering full support and helping understand case details and the best options available moving forward. Let us be your voice.
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