Manage an Employee With Mental Health Problems

Key Points

  • An employee with a mental health issue can be a major source of concern for employers.
  • Mental health issues and the fears surrounding them can affect the workplace in a variety of different ways. Such issues can influence an employee's overall performance and relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees or applicants based on a mental health condition, and group health plans that provide mental health benefits must ensure parity.

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