The Accommodation and Compliance Series is a starting point in the accommodation process and may not address every situation.
Also, the degree of limitation will vary among individuals.Statistics also show that PTSD occurs in about 15% of Vietnam veterans, and 12% of Gulf War veterans (National Center for PTSD, 2015).Possible symptoms associated with PTSD are re-experiencing, avoidance, negative cognition and mood, and arousal.Most people have some stress-related reactions after a traumatic event, but not everyone gets PTSD. Employees need only disclose their disability if/when they need an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.PTSD symptoms usually start soon after the traumatic event, but they may not appear until months or years later. Applicants never have to disclose a disability on a job application, or in the job interview, unless they need an accommodation to assist them in the application or interview process (EEOC, 1992).JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Each publication in the series addresses a specific medical condition and provides information about the condition, ADA information, accommodation ideas, and resources for additional information.
Numerous other accommodation solutions may exist.) Working Effectively: Two common issues that JAN receives inquiries on are: (1) what accommodations will work for individuals with PTSD when workplaces are implementing substantial changes, and (2) what accommodations will help supervisors work effectively with individuals with PTSD.
Many accommodation ideas are born from effective management techniques.
However, an employer is obligated to consider reasonable accommodations to help the employee with PTSD meet the conduct or performance standards (EEOC, 1992).
JAN provides resources on mental health impairments and the ADA at JAN.org/media/
This is only a small portion of those who have gone through a trauma.