If you feel that have been discriminated against in the workplace because you live with a mental health condition, or you have been denied an opportunity because of your condition, there are a variety of legal options you may wish to pursue:
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects individuals who are treated unfairly in a work setting due to their mental health condition. To learn more about your rights, call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301. The Information Line can provide you with information about your rights in the workplace and what you can do if your rights are being violated. They also offer helpful links and materials online.
Once you have received guidance from the ADA Information Line, and you believe your rights in the workplace have been violated, you may wish to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC investigates and takes on cases of workplace discrimination. To file a file a complaint, contact the EEOC office nearest you by using this locator.
Additionally, you may wish to consult the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), which provides legal representation and other advocacy services for people with a disability whose rights have been violated. On their website, they offer a list of State NDRN Agencies and their contact information.
Mental Health America also discusses Mental Health Rights on their website.