The DOL Has a New Website to Provide Workplace Mental Health Resources


Mental health issues have become increasingly prevalent in the workplace. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new website with resources to assist employers in legal compliance and in creating supportive workplaces.

Specifically as to employers’ obligations under the law, the website contains links to a factsheet on the use of Family and Medical Leave Act leave for mental health conditions, and various guidance on accommodations for those with mental health conditions, as well as guidance on what questions employers may ask about employees’ mental health conditions. In terms of creating a supportive workplace, the website has links to various toolkits, posters, and other resources. The website also provides tools for workers (as well as unions and worker organizations) to address their mental health needs and to educate them on their rights. There are also links to the DOL’s videos and blog posts on the topic.