Previously, we began looking at the issue of workplace accommodations for employees with mental illnesses. As we pointed out, federal law requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, including those with mental illnesses.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness annually. For many of these Americans, there are periods of time where it is impossible to keep to a normal routine and it becomes impossible to carry on business as usual. This can and does negatively affect employment.