Whether you're an employee or an employer, you should be striving to support mental wellness within your organization. While this document is not intended to be a definitive guide on setting up a workplace wellness program, it contains plenty of information to help employers and employees navigate building out a program. Subjects include the rights of employees, the responsibilities of employers, accommodations, and real-world examples of companies promoting mental wellness.
As an employer, are you aware that mental health issues affect one in four adults? That's 25% of your employee base. As you recruit new employees, one in four applicants is likely to have experienced mental health issues at some point. This guide will walk you through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employer rights and obligations, accommodations you must make versus those you're not obligated to make, and ideas to go beyond the bare minimum to help employees.
Mental health issues shouldn't prevent you from getting or keeping a job. This guide covers the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations employers can make (including those they don't have to make), and how employees can protect themselves in the workplace. Whether you have a disability or have colleagues who do, this guide will help you understand employee rights in the workplace.