Find ways to help de-stigmatize mental health and other disabilities to support academic staff to come forward with the need for accommodations
Identifying with a disability, particularly with mental health problems or illnesses, is challenging in an employment context. This is especially true for contract academic staff and pre-tenure members because of their precarious status. Although it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of a disability, the discrimination can be invisible it is structural, or be unreported. It is important for the association to remind members and the administration about the process for seeking accommodations, and to let members know that the association will work to ensure that no discrimination occurs.