Internet addiction may be protected by the ADA

01/15/2013 | Workforce online

"Internet-use disorder" has been added to the American Psychiatric Association's official diagnostic manual, which means workers who suffer from it may be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Jon Hyman writes. Workplace policies that strictly prohibit personal Internet use may be illegal if employers can't show that they're making reasonable efforts to accommodate workers with Internet addiction.

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