Workplace

Accommodations/Supports

 

Workplace supports are reasonable accommodations that help employees with disabilities perform to the best of their abilities. The below resources better define what these accommodations as well as show ways employers may provide them to employees.

 

PDF: Facts Sheets & Scenarios for Employers – Job Accommodations for Employees with Mental Health Conditions

This resource discusses the nature of workplace accommodations often needed to assist individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Additionally, there several scenarios which illustrate some of the accommodations these employees may need.

 

Responding To Mental Illness in Your Workforce: Following the Law

This article is the second in a series that discusses mental illness in the workplace. Here, the author discusses how to respond to mental illness in a way that adheres to the law.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

These materials detail & explain the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including how it pertains to those with psychiatric disabilities

 

Reasonable Accommodations for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

This webpage provides an overview of reasonable accommodations for employers & educators – definitions, legal standards, frequently asked questions, practical tips, & resources for further information.

 

Webinar: Job Accommodations for Persons with Mental Health Conditions

What we learned from research & from the Job Accommodation Network’s technical assistance efforts that can benefit employees with mental health conditions & their employers. This Webinar was originally designed as a seminar for the US Business Leaders Network.

 

Job Accommodation Network

This website provides answers to questions about employment aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as workplace accommodations for people with disabilities.

 

PDF: Accommodating Veteran Employees With Mental Health Issues

With the proper on-the-job supports, returning veterans suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries, & similar disabilities can find & retain work. This report provides resources & suggestions for employers looking to hire returning veterans.

 

PDF: Employing & Accommodating Individuals with Histories of Alcohol or Drug Abuse

This article describes how people with past substance abuse are protected from job discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act, along with persons with current alcohol problems who are able to perform their jobs.

 

Working Well Together

This California agency’s approach to helping public mental health agencies recruit, hire, train, support, & retain multicultural clients, family members, & parents/caregivers as employees is useful nationwide. The site also includes legal information & stigma & discrimination resources.

 

Accommodating Veteran Employees with Mental Health Issues

This report provides resources for those involved in the employment of veteran employees who suffer from combat-related mental illness.