Mental Disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Concise Compliance Manual for Executives

Synopsis

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, organizations that fail to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with mental disabilities may be subject to penalties and punitive damages. The Act does not, however, provide useful guidelines to help organizations comply--a gap that Dr. Fielder's book now fills. This manual shows that compliance is not difficult or expensive. In clear, concise language, it acquaints management with mental diagnoses, impairments, disabilities, the myths of mental illness and its affect on job performance, and provides samples of workplace accommodations and compliance plans. Practical and readable, the book is intended for management of organizations with 15 or more employees, their human resource staffs and employee assistance professionals, and legal counsel.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Maria C. Brandt
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994