PTSD Claims Pose Unique Employment Litigation Risks

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 4:31 PM EST) -- The employment defense bar has recently seen a sharp rise in the number of plaintiffs in employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases who claim to have suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the employer’s conduct.

PTSD is a serious disorder that results from the experience of a traumatic, life-threatening event, such as war-time combat or other extreme trauma. Those afflicted with PTSD can experience potentially debilitating long-term suffering as a result. However, the diagnosis is increasingly invoked by plaintiffs who allege PTSD caused by even...
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