Many people assume attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens only. But according to the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke, many individuals with ADHD are undiagnosed until adulthood. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that ADHD affects 4.1% of adults, ages 18-44, in a given year.
If an employee or applicant discloses that they have ADHD, it's important that you are aware of your legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), so you know where to take the discussion from there.
ADHD And The ADAAA
While ADHD is not specifically named as a covered impairment under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) proposed regulations on the ADAAA, many persons diagnosed with ADHD could easily make a case for being covered under the ADA, as indiv...(register to read more)