Employees' mental health continues to be a critical issue faced by employers with at least 500,000 Canadians absent from work every week as a result of a mental illness.
duty to accommodate mental health disabilities
Accommodating a mental illness does not only benefit the employee, but it also makes good business sense. Enabling employees with mental illness to access support can increase their productivity in the workplace.
Is it spring yet? For some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine can trigger a type of depression more serious than winter blahs. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and other mental illnesses are rarely talked about at work and often carry serious stigma for those impacted.