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Young Workers Seek Mental Health Accommodations, Employers Try to Keep Up

Mintz Member Jennifer B. Rubin was quoted in a recent article published by The Wall Street Journal on an increase in employee requests for accommodations for symptoms related to mental illnesses covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as an increase in charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging discrimination based on mental-health conditions. In the article, Ms. Rubin remarked on some of the challenges associated with making these accommodations for employers, particularly small businesses. “It becomes a negotiation,” she said. “That’s what the law is trying to promote.”


The Wall Street Journal