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Students with Mental Health Disabilities Sue Yale for Discrimination

HeadlineDec 01, 2022

A group of Yale students are suing the Ivy League university for discriminating against students with mental health challenges. The lawsuit alleges Yale pressures students to take “voluntary” leaves of absence if they are experiencing significant symptoms of mental health disabilities, while suggesting the students might otherwise be suspended. Students who take leave, either voluntarily or involuntarily, often lose parts of their tuition and accommodation payments, as well as access to student health insurance.

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