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Trying to get a straight answer if there is one. Career services at the community college says there is a law forbidding anyone with a diagnosis of PTSD or depression from being employed as a security officer, regardless if the position is armed or unarmed. VA counselors say only in certain states and that my current state {Indiana} and state we plan to relocate to {TN} are not on that list.


What has your experience been? Does anyone know if there is a law stating one way or the other? I'm currently majoring in criminal justice but obviously if I won't be able to be employed then I need to switch career paths while I still have some of my GI Bill left.

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Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee with a disability. The ADA applies to private employers with 15 or more employees and to state and local government employers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the employment provisions of the ADA.


The ADA defines an individual with a disability as a person who: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, (2) has a record or history of a substantially limiting impairment, or (3) is regarded or perceived by an employer as having a substantially limiting impairment.


An applicant with a disability, like all other applicants, must be able to meet the employer's requirements for the job, such as education, training, employment experience, skills, or licenses. In addition, an applicant with a disability must be able to perform the "essential functions" of the job the fundamental duties either on her own or with the help of "reasonable accommodation." However, an employer does not have to provide a reasonable accommodation that will cause "undue hardship," which is significant difficulty or expense

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If you are a veteran with  PTSD and somebody does not hire you based on that diagnosis.  Find a good attorney because that is against the law.

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 Thank you both. My spouse and I have spent a couple of hours tonight trying to get straight answers and all we get are conflicting reports and statements from one site to the next. Even the PTSD boards have conflicting stories both ways. The most well-documented that I can find is this one http://www.pdhealth.mil/clinicians/downloads/PTSD_COCS.pdf which says the vast majority of PDs will hire someone who has been/is being treated for PTSD. So there is some hope there, right?


Husband has held a security job {unarmed} since his PTSD dx, a temporary assignment doing security/crowd sep & control for a labor strike. The company does alot of armed and unarmed in the region, and husband is on good terms with the gentleman who was his direct supervisor, so he's planning to call him tomorrow afternoon to inquire about both the company's policy on hiring persons with PTSD/a prior dx of same as well as any applicable laws. 

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If either of you are looking for responses from the rest of the PL community, you should post an intro in the appropriate thread and follow the TOUs for the site.  We respect your desire to serve and your predicament - posting an intro will let us get to know you more.


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If either of you are looking for responses from the rest of the PL community, you should post an intro in the appropriate thread and follow the TOUs for the site.  We respect your desire to serve and your predicament - posting an intro will let us get to know you more.


Intro is here:  http://policelink.monster.com/discussions/130-introductions/topics


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Done. Sorry, I misread the description of the forum, I thought it was specifically for the LEO side of the fora.


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k0stw says ...



If either of you are looking for responses from the rest of the PL community, you should post an intro in the appropriate thread and follow the TOUs for the site.  We respect your desire to serve and your predicament - posting an intro will let us get to know you more.


Intro is here:  http://policelink.monster.com/discussions/130-introductions/topics


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Done. Sorry, I misread the description of the forum, I thought it was specifically for the LEO side of the fora.




Thanks.  The only way to post in the verified area is to be a LEO and request verified access.