The past 3 months I've been battling discrimination with my employer --- they are demanding I work overtime, so I took FMLA to recover from a flare-up & now I'm close to being terminated. I've got an attorney ... but the employer is still dead set on the fact that they are right & ignoring 'reasonable accommodations' under ADA. I know if I return to work, I will be treated differently and/or criticized for sub-par work performance. I am confident that my attorney is handling the situation well but, at the same time, hoping this doesn't turn into a lawsuit.
Recently I've seen significant changes in my health with reference to Lupus - all of which my Rheumy is aware of. I'm unsure of how to transition my lifestyle to accommodate these changes. I've been very successful thus far career wise - was in the process of getting CPA certified --- that's when everything came tumbling down. I do feel like a failure these days - how does the family view me? the most successful one of the family falling apart? going from making 50K a year to nothing? How do others out there balance work, finances, medical insurance, meds & rest at the same time? I feel like I'm a juggler that has dropped everything & doesn't know how to pick up the pieces & keep going.
I know others can relate to this ... thanks in advance for reading.
I have Lupus ... Lupus doesn't have me.
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I'm sorry Jenny, I swear some employers think they can get away with everything. It sounds like you may need to think sbout disability. Try telling your rheumy what you boss is doing and see if he can write a letter or help yo get some kid of assistance. I know it won't be anything like 50,000 dollars but you have to do somthing.
I'm finding myself feeling the same way. I think I'm 50 years old and I look at what everyone in myfamily is doing. They are all successful and can pretty much do what ever they want. Than here I am trying to get on food stamps and medicaid. It's just not fair. In fact it's down right depressing. I've asked myself is this it? is this all I got to loook forward to? It sucks!
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