To estimate the percentages of need for and use of workplace mental health accommodations, and to identify factors related to the use of accommodations.
Participants with a mental disorder, identified from the community, were questioned about need for and use of workplace accommodations (n = 784). Mental disorders were assessed using the World Health Organization's Composite International Diagnostic Interview.
Eighty-three percent needed accommodations; only 30.5% had received accommodations. Having received accommodations was not related to demographic or socioeconomic factors. Participants with a 12-month disorder were less likely to have received accommodations than others.
A significant proportion of workers with a mental disorder and need for accommodations have not received accommodations at their workplaces. The accommodations needed by this population are not expensive and can potentially be provided by modifying management practices.