Didn't get the job because of UC

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

ach13
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 8/30/2007 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I almost had it- until the medical exam. I was almost fit to work except when I had the rectal exam. The company doc found my hemorrhoids and ask them to be removed. I explained that I had UC and they were gonna come back if I had them removed due to my UC. They had me get a medical certificate from my GI and I got it saying I was fit to work. After a few days waiting for HR to call, I texted my HR of my status. I wasn't accepted because my medical exam was sub-standard. That the company can only waiver for dental problems. That their medical benefits can't cover my UC.

I'm sad because I really wanted to start my career in that job (telecommunications- specifically cellular phone company). Now, I'm afraid that I'm never gonna get a job due to this illness. Specially since companies here are strict with their medical benefits.
Ulcerative Colitis - Diagnosed: 1997 (2nd yr HS)

As of 08/30/07:
Not responding to Salofalk (Stopped)
Prednisone - 5mg in the morning, 2.5mg in the evening (tapering 2.5mg/week)
AMP Plus - 12 tablets a day (6 in AM, 6 in PM) (Stopped momentarily)
Lifetime Acidophilus - 3 capsules/day (Stopped momentarily)
Pentasa - 3x 500mg per day
5' 3" - 92 lbs
location: Philippines


njguy69
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 8/31/2007 3:43 AM (GMT -7)   
That's not really the company rejecting you, it was the Dr. The company doesn't know anything about your condition. I took a physical for a state job and the Dr. was aware of my UC and she told me she would not stand in my way of pursuing the job and the state can't do anything about it because that would be discrimination. She could have failed me if she wanted to. It also helped that her husband had the same condition. But anyhow, If the Dr. sees you fit, then that is the end of the story. So in your case, it was the Dr.(health services) that screwed you. For your dr. to see you fit and them still fail you isn't right. I would be pissed too. If my present employer tried to fire me for my condition, I would be owning my own island! yeah
UC since 1986.

Asacol - six a day
6 MP - one a day.
Remicade - every eight weeks.

Post Edited (uc veteran) : 8/31/2007 4:51:05 AM (GMT-6)


UC Dude
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 438
   Posted 8/31/2007 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Something doesn't sound right here.  Are you in the states?  Why was the medical exam necessary for the position?  What was the position?  If your UC hindered your ability to do the job that could be grounds, but otherwise? 
 
Please elaborate.
 


Another UC wife
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 2111
   Posted 8/31/2007 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
If you are in the states here I would be making a few phone calls to Discrimination Commissions, Attorney General's office and dig a little deeper if they are out of bounds with that decision.

However the insurance end of things - pre-existing conditions not being covered - there may be some truth in that part of it.

60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40  mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg


ach13
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 8/31/2007 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
@ UC Dude

I'm from the Philippines, and unfortunately we don't (AFAIK) have a discrimination law the same as the US for us sick people.

Yup, its the company's medical doc that was the problem and my mom said that the company was known for its strict medical exam compliance- a few years ago, a 2nd placer of a government licensure exam here also didn't get accepted in that company due to his high blood pressure problem.
Ulcerative Colitis - Diagnosed: 1997 (2nd yr HS)

As of 08/30/07:
Not responding to Salofalk (Stopped)
Prednisone - 5mg in the morning, 2.5mg in the evening (tapering 2.5mg/week)
AMP Plus - 12 tablets a day (6 in AM, 6 in PM) (Stopped momentarily)
Lifetime Acidophilus - 3 capsules/day (Stopped momentarily)
Pentasa - 3x 500mg per day
5' 3" - 92 lbs
location: Philippines


tats
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 8/31/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
ach13 said...
I almost had it- until the medical exam. I was almost fit to work except when I had the rectal exam. The company doc found my hemorrhoids and ask them to be removed. I explained that I had UC and they were gonna come back if I had them removed due to my UC. They had me get a medical certificate from my GI and I got it saying I was fit to work. After a few days waiting for HR to call, I texted my HR of my status. I wasn't accepted because my medical exam was sub-standard. That the company can only waiver for dental problems. That their medical benefits can't cover my UC.

I'm sad because I really wanted to start my career in that job (telecommunications- specifically cellular phone company). Now, I'm afraid that I'm never gonna get a job due to this illness. Specially since companies here are strict with their medical benefits.

wow sorry to hear that hun..I've passed up many jobs becuz of my uc..i was to scared to start a job and always have to run to the bathroom. goodluck.
diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 6/05
 
currently on remicade-every 6weeks
asacol 6pills a day


Beth75
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 8/31/2007 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
sorry to hear that!! I hope that doesn't happen to me someday.
Beth, 31
 
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 1.2mg 1xday 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day)
Calcium and Vitamin D 600 mg 2xday
Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday (dx: hematuria w/proteinuria): I have normal blood pressure, this is for my kidney - waiting for a dx.
 


birdiem
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 8/31/2007 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you are able to work it out because that is extremely unfair and (I hope) illegal. Good luck and keep us posted.
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery
on antibiotics while undergoing further testing by doctor
will start VSL #3 when antibiotics are done.


Harpo
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 8/31/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
ach13 said...
I almost had it- until the medical exam. I was almost fit to work except when I had the rectal exam. The company doc found my hemorrhoids and ask them to be removed. I explained that I had UC and they were gonna come back if I had them removed due to my UC. They had me get a medical certificate from my GI and I got it saying I was fit to work. After a few days waiting for HR to call, I texted my HR of my status. I wasn't accepted because my medical exam was sub-standard. That the company can only waiver for dental problems. That their medical benefits can't cover my UC.

I'm sad because I really wanted to start my career in that job (telecommunications- specifically cellular phone company). Now, I'm afraid that I'm never gonna get a job due to this illness. Specially since companies here are strict with their medical benefits.


WHAT??? Where was this job **** Germany? Or were you applying for that position for the re-release of American Gladiators? This just doesn't sound right.
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.

100 mg 6-mp
Lialda 2 a day

Protonix
multi vitamin


Harpo
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 262
   Posted 8/31/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh sorry.. I see your in the Philipines..
Male 36yrs old. Indeterminate Colitis 6 yrs.

100 mg 6-mp
Lialda 2 a day

Protonix
multi vitamin

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 11, 2017 6:45 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,903,924 posts in 318,697 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 158110 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, mustang44.
319 Guest(s), 14 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Psilociraptor, Spoff, BabsBunny, PeppermintTea, chubabubba, Ron42661, searchinginla, ASAdvocate, OriolCarol, testuser1234, straydog, Tena believes, Lanie G