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"Employees’ Mental Health Disorders Often Qualify as Disabilities," Restaurant Hospitality

December 7, 2016

In an article published on Dec. 6, 2016 in Restaurant Hospitality, Jacksonville of counsel Susan Warner provides insight on how the restaurant industry is handling employees with mental health disorders. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has long prohibited employment discrimination against those with disabilities when it comes to hiring and employment. Employees with mental health issues qualifying as disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under the ADA, explains Ms. Warner. Employers should establish policies that advise employees of their rights and encourage employees to notify their employers if they believe they have a mental health issue impacting their work performance and to have an open dialogue. For the full article, you may click here.