Yale Sued for Discrimination Against Suicidal Students

From the New Haven Register:

“A group of Yale University students and alumni filed a federal lawsuit against the university [November 30], seeking to remedy current policies and practices around students with mental health disabilities.

The 41-page lawsuit filed in the Connecticut District Court alleges that Yale violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act and the Affordable Care Act.

Rishi Mirchandani, an alumnus who’s a part of the Elis for Rachael group, said the thrust of the lawsuit is that Yale has failed to make reasonable accommodations and appropriate modifications to policies to allow students with mental health disabilities to have equal access to Yale’s academic program….

The lawsuit came after Yale has been under fire for the way it treats suicidal students through a withdrawal and a readmission process, as reported in the Washington Post several weeks ago.