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Published: Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:24 a.m. MDT

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kumininexile
Baltimore, MD

Exempting male mental patients from the consequences for sexual harassment would go a long way towards improving the employment rate for these people. Many bipolar men cannot control their public jokemaking and it is therefore unfair to exclude them from the workplace because of it.

Also, please remember the effects of stigma against patients at work. Most women want absolutely nothing to do with mental patients in the workplace, even when patients are not doing anything wrong. These women use the catchall sexual harassment claim as an easy way of getting a male patient fired from his job, whom the women have taken a disliking to. This must be stopped, if there is ever going to be a reduction in the rate of unemployment for patients with mental problems.

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