How To Cope With ADA Stress Claims

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 11:24 PM EST) -- It doesn’t take much these days for an employee to prove that a condition qualifies as a covered disability under the American Disabilities Act. Essentially any chronic condition which significantly limits a bodily function is going to qualify, and cognitive thinking and concentration are bodily functions. In most cases, chronic stress and anxiety disorders are covered by the ADA. What’s an employer to do when an employee requests an accommodation due to chronic stress, particularly if the stress is from their work?

Psychiatric conditions are very...
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