Mental Disability Law & Legal Definition


Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, mental disability is defined as: (1) “having a mental or psychological disorder or condition that limits a major life activity, including working; (2) any other mental or psychological disorder or condition that requires special education or related services; (3) having a record or history of a mental or psychological disorder or condition which is known to the employer or other entity covered by this part; or (4) being regarded or treated by the employer as having, or having had, any mental condition that makes achievement of a major life activity difficult.” Foster v. City of Oakland, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70094 (N.D. Cal. 2009)