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Disability-based Discrimination: Managers’ Prejudices against Workers with Psychiatric Disabilities


Samantha L. Batten

May 1, 2006

This study investigates managers’ perceptions toward employees with varying medical conditions during a request for workplace accommodation. Workplace accommodation is likely to be viewed as unwarranted by co-workers and supervisors when it comes to individuals with psychiatric illnesses, and companies feel that it was easier to accommodate people with physical disabilities versus those with mental and emotional problems. The discussion paper explores this dynamic.

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