#WorkforceWednesday: Mental Health & Parity Adaptations, Board Diversity Act Overturned, Box Ban Update – Labor Law This Week® | Epstein Becker & Green

This week, we look at the increase in mental health discrimination accusations that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reported and how employers can respond.

Mental Health Adaptations and Benefit Parity (see attached video)

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This week, we look at the increase in mental health discrimination accusations that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reported and how employers can respond.

Mental Health Adaptations and Benefit Parity (see attached video)

The EEOC released data showing that mental health discrimination charges accounted for 30% of all Americans with Disabilities Act claims in fiscal year 2021. With those charges on the rise, so what? As we head into Mental Health Awareness Month, what can employers do to effectively address mental health in the workplace? Attorney Adam Tomiak discusses the interactive accommodation process, while attorney Cassandra Labbees discusses ensuring mental health parity in your company’s benefits package.

California court strikes down board diversity law

A California Superior Court judge struck down state legislation that required the boards of public companies headquartered in California to include a minimum number of directors from underrepresented communities. The court’s decision could pave the way for a parallel outcome to a similar challenge to a statutory mandate to increase gender diversity on corporate boards.

Appeals courts split over passing laws banning the box

Do job applicants have a legal right to provide context when damning information is uncovered during a criminal background check? And can they sue the employers if they don’t have this possibility? The questions are dividing appeals courts at a time when states and municipalities are passing no-box laws to prevent employers from asking criminal history questions in job applications. Attorney Ann Knuckles Mahoney talks to Bloomberg Law about recent court cases and laws.

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