Tools for understanding your rights when mental illness interferes with your work

Under Canadian law, employers have to make every reasonable effort to accommodate workers with disabilities, including mental illness in the workplace.

You may need your employer to make some changes or accommodations, so you can continue to do your job. Some people need permanent accommodations, but many people with mental health challenges will only need temporary measures to help them ease back into work.

It’s also important to remember that mental illness is often episodic: people with depression don’t feel sad all the time, just as people with other mental illnesses don’t always experience symptoms.

Facing a challenge? Support is available in your workplace.