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Jenny S.
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 3/24/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
I have been away from the forum for a few months ... late last year I was being discriminated by my employer for Lupus related work restrictions.  As a result, I took FMLA leave & proceeded with an attorney.  My employer was most uncooperative throughout the proceedings.  Just when I was about to file a lawsuit, my Dad passed away just after Christmas.  I called off all of the legal stuff to help my Mom get through the shock of the death.  The discrimination ordeal was a blessing in disguise ... I'm very thankful I was able to spend quality time with my Mom while getting the estate squared away. 
My advice ... mentioning a Lupus condition to your employer can be a sticky situation & should only be done as a last resort.  I am much better off now as I have a new job starting next week.  The health insurance will be a bit pricier, but it's a smaller 'family' company where the folks seem to care about the employees & not just the bottom line. 
Thank you to everyone's support & suggestions during my legal battle - I gained much knowledge & support from the forum members.
Happy Spring! :)


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Dx: Raynaud's(2000)·Lupus(2001)

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   Posted 3/24/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Jenny, I'm really sorry to hear about your dad.

The work situation sounds like it ended up being resolved okay by you finding a new and hopefully better job. It sounds like you found the ideal type of work environment.

Thanks for the update. Take care
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   Posted 3/24/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jenny,
    I'm sorry to hear about your dad....((hugs)). It's strange how things work out sometimes. I'm sure it was nice to spend quality time with your mom. Good luck with your new job. It sounds great!  Please update us when you can and take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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