This week, we look at the increase in mental health discrimination charges the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reported and how employers can respond.
Mental Health Accommodations and Parity in Benefits
The EEOC has released data showing that mental health discrimination charges accounted for 30 percent of all Americans with Disabilities Act-related claims in fiscal year 2021. With these charges on the rise, and as we head into Mental Health Awareness Month, what can employers do to effectively address mental health in the workplace? Attorney Adam Tomiak discusses the interactive accommodations process, while attorney Cassandra Labbees discusses ensuring mental health parity in the employee benefits your company offers.