What can I do if I am discriminated against because of my bipolar disorder?

Ruth White, MPH
Social Work
If you feel that your employer is discriminating against you because of your bipolar disorder, first go to your human resources department to file a formal complaint and go through its process. If you aren't satisfied with this process, seek redress through the local office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by submitting an intake questionnaire by mail or in person. The intake questionnaire is available online and through your local office. If there's no office near you, contact the nearest office by phone to receive a form, and then submit it by mail. At any point in this process, ask questions when you don't understand something, and if you think you need further assistance, seek legal counsel.
Bipolar 101: A Practical Guide to Identifying Triggers, Managing Medications, Coping with Symptoms, and More

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