Depression And Mental Disability Discrimination

Advocates For Individuals With Mental Illnesses

If you suffer from a mental impairment, illness or disorder, you are protected from employment discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Just as with a physical disability or any other serious illness, employers cannot discriminate against you based on your mental disability. As with physical disabilities, employers are required to provide you with reasonable accommodations for your mental disability to enable you to perform the essential functions of your job. Reasonable accommodations may include time off work to attend doctor visits or medical treatment, a period of medical leave based on a doctor's recommendation, job restructuring or a modified work schedule.

Examples of mental disabilities include:

  • Clinical depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Stress or adjustment disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Mania
  • Schizophrenia
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Any other mental or psychological disorder

Mental Disability Discrimination: Attorneys Serving Calabasas, Los Angeles And Statewide

If you have depression or another mental disability, our Calabasas lawyers can provide you with more information, listen to your story and let you know if you may have a viable case. Make the right choice. Call Caskey & Holzman at 323-391-3984 or toll free at 800-403-7096, or contact us online to arrange a free case evaluation. We serve clients throughout Southern California and statewide. We accept most cases on a contingency fee basis.