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May 10, 2023

An Inclusive Workplace Includes Neurodiversity: Empowering Employees To Reach Their Full Potential

By P. John Veysey, Rose Collins

In an article published on May 3, 2023 in’s HR Legal and Compliance, John Veysey discusses the importance of creating an inclusive workplace that recognizes and values neurodiversity. He highlights the benefits of hiring neurodiverse individuals and offers practical tips for creating a more inclusive workplace, such as providing accommodations and training for managers and coworkers.

“The ADA mandates disability protections for employees with more than 15 people. These include protection from discrimination and harassment, confidentiality and the obligation to provide reasonable accommodations. Many state and local laws expand these protections, including for smaller employers,” said Veysey. “The ADA, which we can consider a reliable baseline here, expands disability protections to mental health conditions like ADHD, depression and anxiety. An employer’s first obligation is to understand these laws.”

Associate Rose Collins, who focuses her practice on litigation, also contributed to the article. She has experience in trade secrets, employment, insurance, and pro bono. She also has experience in doing higher education government affairs research.

To read the full article, click here.