Dealing with an employee’s mental health situation poses complex challenges for human resource professionals. Dental practices, typically run by busy dentists or administrative managers, often lack a human resource professional and the legal expertise needed to navigate the intricacies of employment laws pertaining to mental health disabilities. Moreover, mental health issues in the workplace are sensitive, private matters that intersect with disability and leave laws and are still associated with cultural stigmas despite evolving societal attitudes. This article provides specific scenarios that give insights into the legal issues when managing dental office employees with mental health conditions. Readers should address case-by-case matters arising in their practice with legal counsel.
Chamberlin, Gary MILR, JD
"Navigating the Legal Landscape of Mental Health in the Workplace: Insights for the Dental Practice,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
8, Article 3.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss8/3
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