Accommodating Mental Health Conditions During the Pandemic
During the Covid-19 pandemic, rapid changes in routine, pressure to adapt quickly to new situations, and social isolation have exacerbated symptoms for some employees with existing mental health conditions and triggered an increase in anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. The Job Accommodation Network, a technical assistance center within the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, offers resources to help employers with workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
During this webinar, JAN consultants Melanie Whetzel and Linda Batiste will use real-life situations as examples to illustrate how employers are accommodating employees with mental health conditions in the workplace. The presenters will discuss ways to address these issues and provide information about best practices that comply with relevant rules under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
During this webinar, attendees will learn
- What services are offered by the Job Accommodation Network
- How to identify accommodations for mental health conditions in the workplace
- How to solve real-life accommodation situations
- What best practices employers can follow to remain in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act
Linda Batiste, principal consultant, legislative specialist, Job Accommodation Network
Melanie Whetzel, lead consultant, cognitive/neurological team, Job Accommodation Network