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Does Your Boss Have a Right to Know if You're Mentally Ill?

The Germanwings crash raises troubling questions about screening people with the power of life and death in their hands
Concentrating while driving a bus at 50mph.
Photographer: Bob Ford/Getty Images

How do you stop a mentally ill person from sitting down at the controls of a jetliner or a nuclear power plant, or from holstering a gun for a night on the beat?

The news that the pilot of the Germanwings jet that crashed on Tuesday had been judged unfit for work by a doctor, citing an unspecified mental illness, raises tough questions about mental health in the workplace.