Client Alert

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

April 05, 2010

Stephen P. Sonnenberg and Maria A. Audero

Originally published by The New York Law Journal

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), originally a wartime trauma-based psychiatric condition referred to as shell shock and battle fatigue, is increasingly at issue in employment litigation. Misunderstood and misapplied, PTSD claims by employees are likely to become even more commonplace now that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions EEOC proposed regulations under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 ADAAA state that a PTSD diagnosis will consistently result in a finding of [an employees] disability.

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