Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
By 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.