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Coping With Mental Disorders: An Employer’s Obligations

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center

My colleague, Chris Engler, returns with another stellar post today tying in the news of the week.   Although you may have read a lot about Robin Williams this week, I encourage you to read one more.  As everyone knows by now, comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away on Monday after a long struggle with… Continue Reading

With DSM-5 on the Way, Is It Time to Update Definition of “Mental Disability”?

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Legislative Developments

In May 2013, a fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is expected to be published.  It is widely anticipated in the mental health field. What is the DSM-5 all about? DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders…. Continue Reading

Employment Law Articles from the CBA Labor & Employment Law Quarterly

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

The Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section is out with their quarterly publication on various employment law articles. Among the topics this quarter: Connecticut’s Family Violence Leave Law "This isn’t discriminatory — and I’m not going to investigate it!" Retaliation? Good policy? The Definition of "Mental Disability" Under CFEPA 2010 Legislative Wrapup Hugh… Continue Reading