It is brought to your attention that one of the employees who filed the sexual harassment claim has also indicated that she is currently suffering from anxiety and depression. In a discussion with the owner, you learn that Elora Jean & Co. does not have an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policy. You have been asked to advise Elora Jean & Co. on this issue.
Are anxiety and depression considered disabilities?
- Discuss the concept of reasonable accommodation and undue hardship. How does it apply to Elora Jean & Co.? How should this employee be addressed?
- Discuss the ramifications that the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008 has for employers.
- Indicate the elements that a policy addressing the Americans with Disabilities Act should convey.