On August 31st, DRI filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief with the Iowa Supreme Court in support of an employee with mental illness. The case is about licensed mental health professionals, who worked for Magellan, directing hatred and ridicule towards another coworker who was suffering from major depression, the same type of serious mental illnesses for which their member-patients needed their help. They created a hostile environment when she tried to return to work after taking medical leave to cope with and recover from her depression. The brief deals with the stigma of mental illness in the workplace and society at large.
Click here for the Full Amicus brief.