Many individuals with psychiatric disabilities are unemployed or under-employed, with detrimental consequences for their lives and mental health. Although prior research suggests that stigmatization and discrimination contribute to this outcome, the exact extent of such employer behavior has remained largely undetermined. This article reviews the employment situation of persons with psychiatric disabilities, considers traditional ways to analyze the role of discrimination, and proposes situation Ming as a new methodology overcoming many limitations of prior research. By rigorously documenting real world discriminatory practices, situation testing can importantly influence public opinion and government policy, as well as change employers' behavior through education or litigation.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Employee Relations Law Journal|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management