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Would short term disability cover mental illness if it's

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Hi. would short term disability cover mental illness if it's made me eligible for FMLA?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: ca for stress and anxiety and depression
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: union part time
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: not at this moment that I can think og
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  LawGuy replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for using JA. I am Loren, a licensed attorney for over 30 yrs., and I am here to help. I appreciate your patience as I review your question. I will post my response shortly.

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Expert:  LawGuy replied 2 months ago.

Depression may be more of an ADA issue rather than FMLA, since it generally involves a chronic but controllable condition. That is more of a disability issue.

That means that you could seek a reasonable accommodation and, possibly sue if refused.

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