A recent article in the Bipolar Network News (BNN) bipolarnews.org Vol. 19, Issue 1, 2015, highlights that according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) patients with Bipolar Disorder are covered under the ADA. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), charged with enforcing the ADAAA, has made it clear in its office regulations that bipolar disorder should generally be covered as a disability for the purposes of protecting workers with this condition. The United States Supreme Court has opined that “Society’s accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as limitations that flow from actual impairment.”
The full BNN article can be downloaded here:
Employment Rights for People with Bipolar Disorder
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