Panic Attacks, Anxiety Covered Under American with Disabilities Act, Arkansas Court Rules

Anxiety and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are making headlines all over the country this year. In Arkansas, Crain Automotive Holdings, LLC terminated Judith Vaughan, an employee, after she began to suffer panic attacks at work. When the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought a suit against the company, Crain disputed Vaughan’s disability and the company’s knowledge of her disability at the time of her termination. The court sided with Vaughan. Find out what this means for other employers whose employees suffer from anxiety, depression or panic disorders.