employment discrimination and chronic pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by adageek, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. adageek

    adageek New Member

    Anyone have views on what is or is not being done by employers to allow those in pain to perform the "essential" functions of the job, and to reduce or eliminate unnecessary agravating factors that exacerbate pain? Anyone feel that they may not always look bright-eyed and "with it" to others, or may not be able to sit on a regular chair or whatever, but can still do the job effectively "if only"?? What is a reasonable accomodation for someone in pain??
  2. ellcee

    ellcee New Member

    I have found in the state that I live in, that employers can terminate your employment "at-will". The laws, for those who have disabilities or have conditions that affect their job performance, do not protect you. If you go to your employer with any restrictions from your doctor, they have the right to terminate your employment. You have no right to fight them.

    Lyn[This Message was Edited on 06/03/2003]