Mental Illness at Work

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about mental illness: My husband has been suffering from mental illness for quite a while and it continues to affect his performance at work

My husband has been suffering from mental illness for quite a while and it continues to affect his performance at work. He has recently gone in confidence to his HR dept. explaining his situation. He is asking his psychiatrist for a doctor’s note determining what accommodations he may need. What advise can you provide as to what the note should include and what accommodations to ask for? He works for a bank doing bad commercial loan analysis and has trouble with attention to detail. His boss doesn’t offer a lot of support; he mainly points out errors and fixes them himself. There are times at work where my husband has nothing to do and the boss provides him nothing to do and other time where he has reports to do that are unfamiliar and is given minimal guidance.

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