Disability claims involving employees suffering from mental illnesses are rising: lawyer
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How employers respond to mental health challenges in their workforce has become an even more salient question since the COVID pandemic added to the existing psychological stressors of employees.
The disability and employment lawyers at Lecker & Associates have recently seen a 40-per-cent rise in employee-based illness cases. Of that 40 percent, three-quarters involve mental-health issues, says Bram Lecker, the firm’s principal.