More people with depression seeking relief from discrimination

March 27, 1998
A growing number of people suffering from depression are arguing in court, schools and the workplace that they should not be penalized for problems they trace to their mental illness. So far, most such lawsuits have been unsuccessful. But advocates for people with disabilities say the issue is still new to the courts, and they expect that the steady increase in claims will result in a new body of law relating to mental disorders.