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26 Jan What kind of accommodations might someone with a mental disability need?

One of the most common types of accommodations, especially for someone suffering from a mental disability, is a leave of absence. Sometimes all a person can do is take some time off to recover from an acute attack of whatever mental disability they are suffering from. The types of accommodations you might see for physical disabilities are not necessarily the same types of accommodations you would see for mental disabilities. The most common type of accommodation is a leave of absence, so that the person can get treatment and proper care, they can see their doctor, change or adjust medication or start taking medication. A lot of mental conditions, while they can be chronic, are not necessarily always acute in terms of their impact. If you’re missing a limb, for instance, that limits a major life activity, and that’s always going to be the case, so the types of accommodations you might receive for that could be utilization of technology to help you perform your job. Whereas, for a mental disability the effects can come and go, so there are different types of accommodations that can be formulated for that. If you have experienced discrimination by your employer because of a disability, or your employer fails to provide you with a reasonable accommodation for your disability, contact an employment lawyer today at the Khadder Law Firm for a free initial consultation.  ...

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23 Jan How specific do I have to be with my employer about what my mental disability is?

Both the ADA and the FEHA don’t require an employee to disclose the specifics of their disability. You don’t have to provide your employer with a detailed diagnosis of your condition. However, your employer is entitled to know how your disability affects your ability to perform your job(s). One of the important reasons why an employer has a right to know how your disability affects your ability to perform your job is that employers have an obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation so that a disabled employee can perform the essential functions of his or her job. While your employer doesn’t have a right to know the name of what you suffer from, they do have a right to know what your disability limits, in terms of the essential functions of your job. If you have experienced discrimination by your employer because of a disability, or your employer fails to provide you with a reasonable accommodation for your disability, contact an employment lawyer today at the Khadder Law Firm for a free initial consultation....

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20 Jan Migraines As a Disability in the Workplace

Migraines are a common disability. From my experience, it has to be more than just your typical headache; people who suffer from migraines know the difference. Migraines can be quite disabling, and people often have severe pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light. All of those symptoms can make it difficult for a person to perform a major life activity such as working. There is not an exhaustive list of mental disabilities. These are taken on a case-by-case basis, and the question is whether it limits a major life activity. If you’re not sure whether your condition qualifies as a disability, please contact an employment lawyer at the Khadder Law Firm as soon as possible to speak with an experienced disability law attorney....

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18 Jan Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Other Anxiety As a Disability

Another kind of condition that I see with clients is anxiety, or Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It is exactly what it sounds like: someone suffers from anxiety that’s above and beyond the typical anxiety of everyday life. It can be quite crippling when someone is suffering or having an anxiety or panic attack, and that can qualify as a disability, again, if it limits a major life activity. If your anxiety qualifies as a disability, and you are discriminated against by your employer or your employer fails to accommodate your disability, you may have legal rights. Contact an employment lawyer today at the Khadder Law Firm for a free initial consultation....

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14 Jan Disability Discrimination When an Employee is Not, in Fact, Disabled

A disability discrimination claim doesn’t necessarily require you to in fact be disabled. If your employer regards you as being disabled even though you are not actually disabled, then you are also protected by anti-discrimination law. So, if your employer thinks that you suffer from bipolar disorder, but you’re not in fact suffering from bipolar disorder, and they discriminate against you because they think that you have bipolar disorder, then you would also be protected by the anti-discrimination laws. If you have experienced disability discrimination by your employer, contact an employment lawyer today at the Khadder Law Firm for a free initial consultation.  ...

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