Employers are not only obliged to ignore bipolar disorder when considering hiring decisions, but they are obliged to provide what are called “reasonable accommodations” for people with bipolar disorder.In other words, they are obliged to take up to moderately difficult, active steps in order to ensure that people with bipolar disorder are able to perform their jobs.
employee must show that alternative clothing or hairstyle is a necessary part of a sincerely held religious belief.
In other words, bipolar people are sometimes quite functional, while at other times, their functionality is impaired.
However, this provides quite an opportunity for accommodation.
Currently, many people who have bipolar disorder do not disclose their illness to their employers.
An Australian study recently showed that four in ten bipolar workers do not disclose. It shows that too many bipolar workers are not comfortable revealing their condition.